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New homes to begin repopulating Port Dundas

February 24 2020

New homes to begin repopulating Port Dundas

Industrial land at Port Dundas, Glasgow, has been earmarked for a block of 68 flats for private rent as part of the emerging Dundashill area.

Situated on Craighall Road the project would necessitate the demolition of an attractive red-brick Victorian building to begin the process of bringing residents back to an area of inner-city depopulation by building on the established Speirs Wharf development.

Rationalising their proposed intervention Wellwood Leslie Architects wrote: “Our goal for this proposal is to stimulate and support the return of life and community to a former industrial area by supporting the growing population.

“The older brick building is showing evidence of settlement where cracking and sagging is present. To keep the existing building elements of the front facade would require to be demolished, the structure stabilised and the existing foundations reinforced.”

In its place would stand a modern blonde brick build with a dark grey zinc-clad ground floor potentially housing a ground floor café.

A community cafe and residents lounge would being new life to the area
A community cafe and residents lounge would being new life to the area
This Victorian survivor is considered to be unsalvageable
This Victorian survivor is considered to be unsalvageable


Mr Retrofit
#1 Posted by Mr Retrofit on 25 Feb 2020 at 13:31 PM
There is no reason to demolish that Victorian building... ridiculous
Damp Proof Membrane
#2 Posted by Damp Proof Membrane on 25 Feb 2020 at 16:58 PM
There's land all around this existing brick building which could host residential, and reinforce the street line to Craighall Road. But I guess as per in Glasgow any decent remnants are just swept away.
#3 Posted by Jerry on 26 Feb 2020 at 09:45 AM
Great news - all new developments should be welcomed ! I’ve been past that sight many times and the existing building which was a factory / warehouse is an eye sore - a new building would add great value to the area and landscape ! Glasgow needs more of these developments !!! And there is a shortage of housing which will not be able to practically be filled with old structures due to their limited usage !! We are now in the 21st century so let’s move on !!!
Ozkan Ogur
#4 Posted by Ozkan Ogur on 26 Feb 2020 at 09:52 AM
Sounds great, need new developments in the area.Remedy for shortage of housing too
#5 Posted by Donald on 26 Feb 2020 at 10:00 AM
Make Glasgow great again !!! Love Glasgow and great to see new developments which add great value to economy, employment and housing ! It’s a win win for all ! !!!
Regular 21st Century Being
#6 Posted by Regular 21st Century Being on 26 Feb 2020 at 10:45 AM
Excellent news for Glasgow! We should be excited to remove unwanted buildings which serve no purpose in society and replace them with exciting new buildings which will encourage people to live in Glasgow and improve our economy! Well done to the developers for recognising such a grand opportunity!
Garry Martin
#7 Posted by Garry Martin on 26 Feb 2020 at 11:25 AM
Excellent development opportunity for that area of Glasgow!!! New development will spruce up and attract a positive clientele to Dundashill. Great for the local economy too. Plus, I like the look of the proposed plans, especially ground floor cafe, seems very smart and modern! ????
Jeremy Diamond
#8 Posted by Jeremy Diamond on 26 Feb 2020 at 12:39 PM
I recently looked for a premises in the area and there was only one flat available so this is a welcomed development. Its also nice to see a modern high rise structure instead of boring 2-3 story buildings.
jimbob tanktop
#9 Posted by jimbob tanktop on 26 Feb 2020 at 14:50 PM
You don't really notice good PR until you see bad PR.
#10 Posted by Chris on 26 Feb 2020 at 15:08 PM
The current building is ten times the quality of what is proposed. Try harder.
Derek Wilson
#11 Posted by Derek Wilson on 26 Feb 2020 at 15:28 PM
If people want to live amongst Cash n Carries and builders merchants its up to them. Cant see much available space round the existing building to accommodate that number of flats. The part of the building that could be activated at street level should certainly be given more consideration, but it hardly displays any particular Glasgow traits. Could be in any post industrial city. Or probably soon, none.
#12 Posted by Gee on 27 Feb 2020 at 08:43 AM
Looks like an excellent new modern development which will benefit the whole Canal area. From what I can see from the plans there is a good mix of 1,2 and 3 bed flats. We need more developments like this in Glasgow.
#13 Posted by Seerightthroughyou on 27 Feb 2020 at 11:04 AM
I find it amazing that someone has gone to the effort of engaging a 'PR team', or possibly a naive developer with too much time on their hands to generate the above. Ironically it appears as if more time (and certainly more creativity) has been spent spamming the comments section of this post than on the actual design proposals. I mean, look at it, seriously? Take note the giant grey spandrel panels - what good do these do to the internal spaces? Surely they cant be there for aesthetics... Arbitrary detailing everywhere, every elevation is inconsistent with the other.
Mr Retrofit
#14 Posted by Mr Retrofit on 27 Feb 2020 at 13:58 PM
This has got to be one of the most bizarre comments section of a post. There is already a masterplan for this area with good quality housing.

This is a turd that no matter what type of team you get to spam a forum, it wont polish. And buildings as good as the one currently there should not be demolished for something that will likely be demolished in 40 / 50 years.
#15 Posted by Gordy on 28 Feb 2020 at 10:06 AM
Not really architecture is it Jerry, Ozkan Ogur, Donald, Regular 21st Century Being, Garry Martin, Jeremy Diamond and Gee. Defence still the best form of attack?
N Sturgeon
#16 Posted by N Sturgeon on 5 Mar 2020 at 14:34 PM
Looks great! Well done to the developers who are prepared to invest in much needed housing at such vulnerable times! The old building is of no value and I hope council will approve the plans ASAP

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