New homes planned for Scottish Power’s Cathcart HQ
November 1 2016development of land at Cathcart House, Glasgow, to form a residential development at the former Scottish Power HQ.
The in-house design will see a mix of housing take the place of surface car parks together with public realm improvements.
A key component of the project will be a ‘western boulevard’ centered on the axis of Cathcart House lined by three storey terraces and newly planted trees it will form the main entrance to the site.
This will be joined by a ‘terrace garden’ that will offer residents their own open space at the foot of Cathcart House, deferring to the scale and presence of the historic landmark.
In their design statement the applicants observed: “The Northern Terrace Garden is a strongly defined feature fronted by linked buildings but providing a more open enclosure.
“This space continues out from Cathcart House towards the existing retaining wall where the ground drops revealing spectacular views across Glasgow. Here we have relocated another historic existing structure to form a stepped pedestrian access down to the remaining Northern peninsula of the site. The new apartment blocks are located at the base of this existing wall and here help frame the views out from Cathcart House.”
Lower density housing will be located to the site periphery along the banks of the White Cart River.
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