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137 Pollokshaws homes given all clear

June 21 2018

137 Pollokshaws homes given all clear
Urban Union has been granted the go-ahead by planners to proceed with 137 new terraced homes and flats on a 5.74 acre site at Pollokshaws.

Located between Shawholm Crescent and Shawbridge Street the Barton Willmore design will move on-site this summer.

Jon Parry, associate architect at Barton Willmore, said: “The new housing development at Pollokshaws has been designed by Barton Willmore’s integrated team bringing together architects, town planners and landscape architects. We have placed a strong emphasis on quality and connectivity using the local knowledge of our new Glasgow office.

“It’s exciting to be a part of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to strengthen and reinvigorate this important area of Glasgow, once home to a range of low and high-rise blocks. Our plans include vibrant public realm spaces and a well-considered streetscape that connects extremely well into the surrounding context, with easy access to the open countryside of Pollok Country Park.”

Pollokshaws is one of eight designated Transformational Regeneration Areas (TRA) in the city in a partnership between Glasgow Housing Association (GHA), Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government.


Pea Soup
#1 Posted by Pea Soup on 21 Jun 2018 at 15:30 PM
What's happening with all that spare space at roof level? Either there's going to be a massive parapet, a 4m floor to ceiling in the top flat, or a secret attic.
boaby wan
#2 Posted by boaby wan on 21 Jun 2018 at 15:47 PM
@Pea Soup - it's Barton Willmore's tribute to Ant McPartlin
Badwan Wiltmore
#3 Posted by Badwan Wiltmore on 21 Jun 2018 at 16:47 PM
Poor generic stuff from Barton Willmore....
“It’s exciting to be a part of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to strengthen and reinvigorate this important area of Glasgow" and yet it looks like you've put absolutely no thought into the culture, heritage or character of the area.
#4 Posted by Jaded on 21 Jun 2018 at 19:14 PM
This is a step back considering some of the more interesting schemes that have been built recently. No excuse for this soul destroying guff.
#5 Posted by Charlie_ on 22 Jun 2018 at 09:21 AM
So sparse and suburban - why not just go with townhouses and give folk a front door and garden?
#6 Posted by Wee_Tam on 23 Jun 2018 at 08:29 AM
Ah I get it. Sadly. The red brick is pollokshaws, grey brick is gorbals and cream brick is anderston.

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