Newsletter - Links - Advertise - Contact Us - Privacy

Dennistoun gap-site back in the picture with plans for 24 flats

August 6 2019

Dennistoun gap-site back in the picture with plans for 24 flats

McKernan Homes have brought forward plans to build 24 flats on the site of a demolished 1920s Picture Hall in Dennistoun, Glasgow.
Stretching from Meadowpark Street through to Marne Street the elongated plot bisects a city block within the dense grid street pattern, closing it off with twin blocks of flats set back from the street behind a ‘privacy buffer’ at either end.

In a design statement architects, Jewitt & Wilkie wrote: “The development proposes two four-storey flatted blocks that are typical storey height in Dennistoun. The density of the site is also of a typical build-up that can be found around the area for a similar-sized site.

"The stepped roofline between the proposal and the neighbouring tenement is typical in Dennistoun due to the topography of the area falling north to south and would not appear incongruous with the surrounding built environment.”

Finished in red brick with extruded details and buff precast elements to add visual interest the project would enclose an interior parking court accessed from Marne Street.

The final tone of the brickwork is yet to be settled upon
The final tone of the brickwork is yet to be settled upon


Oreo Man
#1 Posted by Oreo Man on 6 Aug 2019 at 13:38 PM
Is there any particular reason for new development to not keep the roof line with adjoining tenements or just usual 'because f you, that's why'? Can's these single story barracks be demolished and full quarter infilled restoring historical density? Shortseeing at its best.
#2 Posted by David on 6 Aug 2019 at 14:12 PM
There is a simple reason why the proposed roofline is lower than the existing tenements - the developer will want to building flats with the minimum acceptable floor to ceiling heights because it's cheaper.
Patricia Boyle
#3 Posted by Patricia Boyle on 6 Aug 2019 at 16:15 PM
Be nice for thnto build Inna traditional style and the red sandstone. Wonder how much these will go for not at social housing prices.
#4 Posted by IndyNoo on 7 Aug 2019 at 06:20 AM
What is up with the Architects in Glasgow that they propose such rubbish? What do they teach at the schools?! Shocking.
#5 Posted by Claire on 7 Aug 2019 at 08:28 AM
Curious as to how many car parking spaces they will provide. Always thought that land would be better used as car parking for the area - but no, more flats.
#6 Posted by Thomas on 7 Aug 2019 at 11:54 AM
Wow - agree with post 1... This should be knocked back based on the rooflines. Utter garbage.
#7 Posted by Daniel on 7 Aug 2019 at 13:19 PM
#5 - Yes, let's have more unproductive car parking, and no productive land uses like residential.
graham campbell
#8 Posted by graham campbell on 7 Aug 2019 at 13:45 PM
Come on #1-7...unfold your arms...have you not noticed the Genius of the moveable east block which can be relocated for visits from the planner
#9 Posted by MarieM on 8 Aug 2019 at 10:39 AM
I’m not sure how they can go ahead and build as they have to notify all the people who live around this block to see if they have any valid objections to it. Twice previously it has submitted plans. Firstly with a private house builder then by Cubie Housing for sheltered housing accommodation. None of which materialised. Wait and see. Hopefully the sooner the better as now this space is being used by all sorts of undesirables using it for hanging about and doing their drugs.
#10 Posted by Scott on 8 Aug 2019 at 10:57 AM
Come on guys. Dennistoun is littered with stepped rooflines. There's one adjacent to the site and the previous building in the space was also stepped, it's not uncommon practice. Would you rather stare at overgrown waste land or see meaningful development. You all moan that there's not enough housing, well here's some housing.

Post your comments


All comments are pre-moderated and
must obey our house rules.


Back to August 2019

Search News
Subscribe to Urban Realm Magazine
Features & Reports
For more information from the industry visit our Features & Reports section.