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Cathcart Road retail park plans submitted

August 9 2017

Cathcart Road retail park plans submitted
Smith Design Associates have drafted plans on behalf of Clydebuilt Crown Street Jersey Property Trust to erect a new retail park on vacant land off Cathcart Road, Glasgow.

With input from structural engineers Quattro Consult and services consultants KJ Tait the L-plan build will front a ‘parking square’ framed by coffee and restaurant kiosks opposite both arms of retail with the aim of establishing itself as a ‘community shopping facility’.

Explaining their design approach the architects said: “The colonnade provides generous cover from rain whilst also providing shade from solar gain. It will be roofed over a screen of vertically hung timber fins that create a plane where operator signage is displayed.

“The elevation behind the screen will be dark cladding providing a dramatic backdrop to the timber fins and signage.

“At the gables to the retail terraces the colonnade will stop and brick will dominate the elevations.”

Turning its back to Cathcart Road owing to the difficulties of access and topography the scheme will nevertheless make use of ‘subtle’ brick detailing in reference to newly completed homes in Laurieston with a wraparound canopy extending out to the road. A drive-through restaurant will also be built.
Shops and cafes will front a public car park
Shops and cafes will front a public car park
The retail park aims to tie-in with recent residential development
The retail park aims to tie-in with recent residential development


#1 Posted by Daniel on 9 Aug 2017 at 16:45 PM
"The retail park aims to tie-in with recent residential development"

Repeat after me:

retail parks
are not
local centres
#2 Posted by MoFloBro on 9 Aug 2017 at 17:42 PM
The only crumb of consolation is that this plot is already irredeemably screwed.

‘community shopping facility’ - eh? How does that differ from 'shops'.
#3 Posted by E=mc2 on 9 Aug 2017 at 19:24 PM
Frankly, I would simplify the over complicated roof and spend it on the tubular bells façade
#4 Posted by Yuck on 9 Aug 2017 at 20:39 PM
So bad. So so bad.
#5 Posted by StyleCouncil on 10 Aug 2017 at 06:41 AM
The new reality for our towns. Tragic.
Brings in the fees though eh.
#6 Posted by dave-the-detailer on 10 Aug 2017 at 13:50 PM
blimey! brave moving into a shop unit in the middle of nowhere! unusual location plans in application...did you get them from a museum?
Walt Disney
#7 Posted by Walt Disney on 10 Aug 2017 at 14:12 PM
Its a small retail park with a porch.

Put lipsitick on a remains a pig.....but a slightly better looking pig.

Nothing wrong with it. Puts food on the table.
#8 Posted by Charlie_ on 10 Aug 2017 at 14:32 PM
Possibly the most depressing proposal ive ever seen.
Glen Ferguson
#9 Posted by Glen Ferguson on 11 Aug 2017 at 18:49 PM
I must admit i like it
Derek Wilson
#10 Posted by Derek Wilson on 23 Aug 2017 at 21:34 PM
Since it has a railway as a northern border, why the hell isnt the car parking behind the shops?

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