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December 17 2018

Dennistoun infill brings 48 brownfield homes

Create Architecture have conceived a brownfield redevelopment project at Birkenshaw Street, Dennistoun, on behalf of Stanton brook Estates, delivering 48 apartments.

Similar in scale to its tenement neighbours the project will be finished in buff facing brick, bronze coloured rainscreen and slate grey standing seam cladding.

In a statement the architects rote: “The intention is never to build a direct replica of the surrounding buildings, as a result the appearance of the building will be noticeable modern, however the architectural language and design principles used are very much akin to those used traditionally.”

Incorporating a mix of undercroft and surface parking the scheme will offer a combination of homes for sale and rent.
 

8 Comments

Ross
#1 Posted by Ross on 17 Dec 2018 at 21:51 PM
I used to live in Haghill and it was surprisingly a lovely community. I went the gym at Haghill primary and loved running in Alexandra Park. More needs to be done like this to improve this forgotten part of east Glasgow.
hector mcvector
#2 Posted by hector mcvector on 18 Dec 2018 at 09:50 AM
the real question is, is this far enough from the Dennistoun "drives" to stop the local NIMBY brigade going into overdrive?

36 parking spaces over 48 flats should be sufficient given its proximity to the railway station and bus routes

get it built!!!
Asimov
#3 Posted by Asimov on 18 Dec 2018 at 09:57 AM
Other visuals revels more - this is nice addition to the area, however horrible place to live. Train tracks, busy/congested Cumbernauld Road/Alexandra Parade cut and industrial wasteland in the backyard. Add constant smells from Hovies bread factory and no quality shops around and you've got the full picture.

On the other hand though - gentrification is finally pushing outside of Dennistoun. There is a spark of hope, as the area hold huge potential with new block planned around Alexandra Park, good commuting connections and relatively short distance to city centre. Once reasonably priced (equals sh*ty quality), this flat can fly off the market easily. Dedicated parking spaces in underground garage is a bless in this area.
RJB
#4 Posted by RJB on 18 Dec 2018 at 13:22 PM
Looking promising. Personally I think they should ditch the buff bricks and take the rainscreen cladding throughout. Embrace the bigness !
Elmo
#5 Posted by Elmo on 19 Dec 2018 at 13:37 PM
#3 You do understand 'gentrification' is not a good thing?
Jimbo (Dennistouner)
#6 Posted by Jimbo (Dennistouner) on 19 Dec 2018 at 17:36 PM
#5 That's a pandora's box right there...

I entirely get what you're meaning – rising rents and prices displacing local communities and neighbourhoods loosing their character and historic soul (e.g. East London).

But I think what Mr RJB is likely referring to is the very welcome improvement in local businesses, housing quality and crime rates which the likes of Dennistoun (and Shawlands) are now benefiting from. This indeed comes from an injection of a mixture of students, professionals and new families.

'Gentrification' is a loaded term. Context is king. In the context of a area where prices and prosperity is already stable and the volume of available housing is low, it can indeed be damaging to the fabric of a community. But in areas where there has been historic decline, a lack of investment and chronically poor life chances, then any injection of fresh youth, cash and energy is valued.

We're very far from Hackney on Duke St.
Asimov
#7 Posted by Asimov on 19 Dec 2018 at 20:46 PM
#6 10/10.

Gentrification in any given Glasgow area means shift from slum, bookies, pawn shops, bedbugs and rotten joints into more civilized environment. Will Elmo cry after neds being priced away from there? Don't think so.
Charlie_
#8 Posted by Charlie_ on 21 Dec 2018 at 10:07 AM
'Gentrification' is a bit like heat isn't it, it can take you from shivering cold to comfortable or from comfortable to heat stroke. Haghill is still on the brink of hypothermia.

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