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Botanics showstopper seeks to seduce purchasers

August 30 2017

Botanics showstopper seeks to seduce purchasers
David Wilson Homes are readying a townhouse show home at the heart of their Botanics development in Glasgow’s west end for its formal opening on 4 September.

Spanning four floors the four-bedroom property is one of 94 flats and townhouses to be built on the BBC’s former home at Queen Margaret Drive at a cost of £45m.

Estelle Sykes, sales director, David Wilson Homes commented: “With the launch of the new townhouse showhome comes an opportunity for potential home buyers to experience the sheer scale, space and quality of specification within these homes. The four floors, terraces, cinema room and stunning views need to be seen to be truly appreciated.”

The Botanics development has been designed by CDA Architects.
The showhome includes a dedicated cinema room
The showhome includes a dedicated cinema room
Townhouses will benefit from their own roof terraces
Townhouses will benefit from their own roof terraces


#1 Posted by Stefan on 30 Aug 2017 at 11:55 AM
£899k for what is effectively a Barratt townhouse ........hawd me back !
#2 Posted by Jared on 30 Aug 2017 at 14:07 PM
Exterior: banal but unoffensive
Interior: somewhere between Trump-lite and cheap 4-star hotel.

#3 Posted by StyleCouncil on 30 Aug 2017 at 14:10 PM
Upper floor clad in composite this appropriate for this (or any!) location. At least it appears to be secret fixed unlike the same architects effort in the Grange, Edinburgh. Why not take the brick up another storey? There is no set back or structural issues and you ain't fooling anybody that the top floor is 'breaking up the mass'.

James Hepburn
#4 Posted by James Hepburn on 31 Aug 2017 at 22:40 PM
Whose granny did the interior decoration?
#5 Posted by basho on 1 Sep 2017 at 12:54 PM
Where can I get me a shimmering gold and glass coffee table, like the one in the 'cinema room'? I too want people to think I'm a retired porn producer from the late 70s.
#6 Posted by Sven on 1 Sep 2017 at 15:50 PM
The town houses are good: they are clearly modern but nod to traditional architecture. They are better than those built in St Vincent Place/Fettes Row in Edinburgh New Town.

The tenements, sorry apartments, remind me of the old Edinburgh infirmary development which seems to have attracted less criticism for an even more prominent site.

I am not a fan of Barrat homes but this is not a bad development.
#7 Posted by Gerico on 5 Sep 2017 at 14:49 PM
I had a walk past the development a couple of months ago for a nosey. The townhouses look good- really smart and good quality materials.
The flats at the back are poor- especially the start towers which look very out of sorts, and the carports at ground level offer little to the sense of place.
The terraces over looking the river are a nice idea, but I wonder if they will ever be used as they felt a bit of a 'no mans land'.

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