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December 8 2016

White Cart River to be lined by 154 new homes
CCG and Mast Architects have brought forward proposals to deliver 154 town houses and flats at Riverford Road, Glasgow, on industrial land bounded by a loop of the White Cart River.

Overlooking Auldhouse Park the scheme has been oriented to maximise properties with river and park views by stepping properties down in height toward the river edge.

In a design statement the architects said: “The proposed built form adopts a simple and robust approach to the elevational treatment of each block in attempts to refer to parts of both the traditional industrial brick buildings adjacent to the site and the dwelling types within the surrounding area.

“In order to create interest and character, material modules are manipulated to reflect the range of townhouses and flat types on offer across the site. Similarly, corners of blocks and terraces are highlighted through subtle changes in detailing and material colour to define key streets spaces as well as views between blocks through to the riverside.”

Properties will be configured to offer balconies and terraces with river views or positioned to enjoy aspect over communal open spaces.
A mix of properties for both sale and rent will be made available
A mix of properties for both sale and rent will be made available
All properties will be tenure blind with brick and timber cladding
All properties will be tenure blind with brick and timber cladding

Prize river views will be prioritised
Prize river views will be prioritised


#1 Posted by Ian on 8 Dec 2016 at 10:56 AM
Is the problem that it is just too expensive to build 'decent' modern homes that add something to the quality of our townscapes? Maybe I am saying this because I have just returned from Copenhagen.
#2 Posted by Charlie_ on 8 Dec 2016 at 11:35 AM
That's a silly mistake ive caught myself making many times, Ian - comparing the UK with a civilized, economically advanced Northern european country.
#3 Posted by B on 8 Dec 2016 at 13:26 PM
Is this scheme social housing? It would also be good to see a plan view of the development to further understand how the scheme layout and integration with the local area.

Good to see brick detailing with the facade proposals. I like the varied roof lines also. Thankfully no deck access shown, something from the 60's that should remain there.
#4 Posted by urbanrealm on 8 Dec 2016 at 13:37 PM
There will be a mix of 'tenure blind' townhouses for sale, flats for sale and flats for rent (managed by a registered social landlord). I've uploaded a site plan.
An Druim Dubh
#5 Posted by An Druim Dubh on 8 Dec 2016 at 13:54 PM
Are we not missing the elephant in the room here?

Global warming?
River Cart?
Kayak parking?
All taken care of I presume?

Good luck to them on the ground floors, if they even get a mortgage, that is.

#6 Posted by Billy on 9 Dec 2016 at 10:05 AM
Just horrible. I thought we had moved away from the housing schemes of the 60s. And they expect people to buy?
#7 Posted by "El" on 9 Dec 2016 at 13:54 PM
Urban realm is always good for some Social Housing bashing!!!
If it is not Elder and Cannon, its just not cricket.....?
Islands of sanity
#8 Posted by Islands of sanity on 9 Dec 2016 at 16:12 PM
#5 is spot on. This a river meander, classic flood plain. Interesting to see what the flood risk appraisal says, but even then I would be tempted to build in flood resistant "sacrificial" ground floors with safeguarded kayak parking.
#9 Posted by David on 9 Dec 2016 at 16:52 PM
Actually, I think as suburban housing developments go, this one actually looks quite good. Good palette of high quality materials, good density for a southern suburb of Glasgow, and bringing derelict industrial land back into residential use.
#10 Posted by B on 9 Dec 2016 at 18:25 PM
#7 Agreed! The same practices always gain praise or comment while others are always slated. Boring now.
#11 Posted by Charlie_ on 10 Dec 2016 at 09:22 AM
@#10 some practices always seem to produce nicer looking buildings than MAST

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