Sawtooth homes to unlock Anniesland canal potential
July 24 2020
CCG have extended their planned housing pipeline with a planning submission to create 46 flats in Anniesland, Glasgow, including 24 amenity flats for older residents.
Industrial land bounded by Bearsden and Crow Roads has been earmarked for the sawtooth build, which will be delivered on behalf of Partick Housing Association and Hanover Scotland. The Sawmills will require demolition of the historic Canal Bar and forms part of a range of housing initiatives to promote the Forth & Clyde canal corridor for residential development.
CCG director Calum Murray said: “The proposals for ‘The Sawmills’ were derived after an extensive period of assessment by our design team who tested and exhausted every avenue to retain the building – a part of which is category C-listed.
“Our assessment evidenced that, because of the significant state of disrepair, the retention of the building in any form was not economically viable. Instead, the building will be replaced by a contemporary and sustainable low-carbon development that will address key strategic objectives of Glasgow City Council by improving the supply of affordable housing in the west of the city."
Construction on the Mast Architects designed build is expected to commence by mid-2021.
Having one mass penetrating another simply gives the impression of cramming as much as possible onto the site - i.e. the opposite of what is desired.
The proposed loss of this building is staggering. There are so few examples of Art Deco buildings in Glasgow, and Scotland as a whole. I really hope that Historic Scotland and GCC refuse permission for demolition. What is the point in listing buildings if developers continually try to knock them down?? I understand that there are financial implications, but the facade could have easily been retained. Shocking display of complete disregard for our built heritage, which in my view invalidates any other architectural praise for what is quite a nice new scheme in the design and access statement.
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More architectural heritage lost!