Glasgow’s east end reaches out to city centre
June 4 2019
Dennistoun in Glasgow’s east end is poised to inch further toward the city centre with a proposal for 252 one and two-bedroom flats for mid-market rent on the site of the city’s former Bellgrove Meat Market, Duke Street.
Designed by JTP on behalf of the Home Group the build would be situated on the northernmost slice of the 1.5-hectare brownfield site, largely demolished in 2007, by stretching linearly along Duke Street via a traditional tenement-style frontage and a solitary ground floor commercial unit at the junction of Bellgrove Street.
Two separate blocks will create a strong street frontage, elevated at key corners, with 20 wheelchair-accessible properties located elsewhere on the ground floor while stairwells punch above the roofline in the manner of chimneys.
130 parking spaces will also be offered on land to the rear.
Explaining their design approach JTP wrote in a statement: “The Bellgrove Street frontage has been deliberately pulled back from the existing street line to create an aspect north to Westercraigs and the listed buildings on the corner of Duke Street.
“… we have located two detached apartment blocks either side of the central avenue. Set back from the pavement edge by a privacy strip of soft landscaping, the buildings continue the line set by the Duke Street gables. This is enhanced by the inclusion of a brickwork colonnade which defines the line in the gap between the buildings, also signalling the entrance to the rear courtyards.”
A wider masterplan for the remainder of the Meat Market sets out a range of public realm improvements including new vehicle and pedestrian routes as well as a large linear park.