Pollokshields hive of industry to buzz again
January 12 2018
Zephyr acquired the former Howdens engineering works back in 2016 with a view to retaining the historic character of the site by fashioning an innovative business space within it, with undeveloped land given over to a mix of flats and mews-style properties.
Sitting within the shadow of Mackintosh’s Scotland Street School the project will comprise 230 homes, shops, cafes and office space to establish a continuous urban fabric out to Pollokshields. In a statement the architects wrote: “The aim is to create a new vibrant neighbourhood, where people live and work, and with an important cultural feature at its heart.”
Key to this approach will be the re-use of selected industrial buildings as loft-style offices and studio space including a new ‘front door’ to Scotland Street to establish the area as a business location.
An internal tree-lined courtyard will serve as the heart of the new community, reached by a shared surface access road and flanked by outdoor seating.
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