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September 19 2018

 CCG make ground on Pollokshaws housing delivery

CCG have begun marketing a development of 156 new homes at Riverford Road in Pollokshaws, positioned to maximise southerly aspects across tree lined boulevards and private gardens.

Riverford Gardens sits within six acres of land bounded by a loop in the White Cart River and comprises a mix of townhouses, semi-detached houses and apartments designed by Mast Architects.

Finished in brick and overlooking Auldhouse Park the homes stake a claim to ‘superior craftsmanship’ via CCG’s off-site iQ timber frame system with selected ground floor apartments benefitting from a private terrace.

‘Simple and robust’ elevational treatments are proposed utilising brick to marry with industrial buildings found nearby.

Construction work is already well under way using a pre-insulated precast concrete flooring system upon which the timber superstructure can be assembled.

Textured brick has been selected to unify the development
Textured brick has been selected to unify the development
The new homes are being built on former industrial land
The new homes are being built on former industrial land

4 Comments

Third Eye
#1 Posted by Third Eye on 19 Sep 2018 at 16:57 PM
Tarmac pavements? Check.
Pseudo gardens covered with parking spaces? Check.
Ugly af brick generic brick cladding? Check.
Random cheepest greenery shrubs (garlic)? Check
Morning commuting nighmare? Check

You just can't learn Glasgow, can you? This Mercedes is just artists pure wishful thinking :)
Gandalf the Pink
#2 Posted by Gandalf the Pink on 20 Sep 2018 at 09:34 AM
To be fair Third Eye, the site is directly accessible to Pollockshaw West train station and 5 minutes walk to Shawlands train station. It is also well situated for buses on Pollockshaws Road and Kilmarnock Road. The South City Way cycle path is not far either.

I dont think this is a commuting nightmare at all. I'd argue the complete opposite.
David
#3 Posted by David on 20 Sep 2018 at 11:44 AM
I have to say I actually rather like this development. Whilst the architecture isn't exactly cutting edge or particularly beautiful, it uses decent materials and I think it is a good piece of urban design; high density, blocks facing the main stretch of Riverford Road as much as is possible given the awkward shape of the site, and a development that actually tries to create a new street off Riverford Road, rather than the model of a gated community which so many new builds in south Glasgow suburbia seem to adopt.
Jezza Alexander
#4 Posted by Jezza Alexander on 20 Sep 2018 at 12:46 PM
Budget blazed on those 300 long bricks.

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