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September 22 2020

Glasgow mansion block to prioritise outdoor space

Site clearance has begun ahead of the delivery of 65 apartments for Glasgow's St Georges Road designed by Page\Park Architects.

Strathcarron Homes are cracking on with City Garden Apartments which promises to establish a 'hidden oasis' within Charing Cross complete with a bee hotel and private green space sheltered from the neighbouring M8 motorway.

Emphasising a generous provision of outdoor space every apartment will feature balcony or Juliette balcony. Campbell Docherty of Strathcarron Homes commented: "It’s great to finally get things underway and to break ground. There has been a lot of excitement about this ambitious project and it goes to show that there is real appetite for people wanting modern, contemporary homes in the heart of Glasgow”.

The mansion block style apartments are arranged around a raised garden deck above ground floor commercial units, providing a secluded spot to access fresh air and sunlight. 

An outdoor running track is among the attractions on offer
An outdoor running track is among the attractions on offer
Strathcarron hope home buyers will make a bee-line for their city pads
Strathcarron hope home buyers will make a bee-line for their city pads

11 Comments

James Hepburn
#1 Posted by James Hepburn on 22 Sep 2020 at 13:30 PM
Who on earth wants an over priced little box next to Scotland's busiest road?
Charlie_
#2 Posted by Charlie_ on 22 Sep 2020 at 14:28 PM
Walking distance to city centre & kelvingrove park with both balcony and garden? Aye, what a hellish existence
monkey9000
#3 Posted by monkey9000 on 22 Sep 2020 at 14:45 PM
Not going to be much sunlight in that North facing garden. Lovely bit of artistic license there. The hidden oasis concept would be a lot more convincing with an accessible rooftop garden.
Rachel Pink Poodle
#4 Posted by Rachel Pink Poodle on 22 Sep 2020 at 23:14 PM
Aren't they in the proces of capping the M8? Which I believe is due to be finished next year. The flats will then look out over a nice garden instead of grid locked traffic.
Back in the real world
#5 Posted by Back in the real world on 23 Sep 2020 at 07:22 AM
#4 ....... errrrr naw
Your talking nonsense
John Glenday
#6 Posted by John Glenday on 23 Sep 2020 at 10:54 AM
I understand any 'cap' would be limited to the area between Sauchiehall Street and Bath Street. A £250k feasibility study is underway that includes Charing Cross North and should have reported back to committee by now - it's part of the Sauchiehall & Garnethill District Regeneration Framework.
https://www.urbanrealm.com/news/7824/Glasgow_investigates_urban_greening_via_M8_roof_garden.html

Charing Cross North aims:
To vastly improve pedestrian links between the Sauchiehall and Garnethill District and the parts of the city to the west of the M8 corridor. This corridor creates a complete separation, both physically and in terms of perception. For pedestrians in Sauchiehall Street with no particular need to go west, the existing conditions discourage even the thought of doing so. For those who do have to cross over, in any direction, and whether on foot or bicycle, this experience is not particularly welcoming, inconvenient, confusing and time-consuming. This project is intended to reconnect Sauchiehall Street with the West End, to make the western and eastern parts of the street feel like parts of the same street once again, and generally to make walking and cycling between Sauchiehall Street, Woodlands Road, Renfrew Street, St George’s Road, North Street and Newton Street as seamless and pleasant as possible.
David
#7 Posted by David on 23 Sep 2020 at 11:54 AM
The cap that has been discussed, and subsequent linear park, should stretch from St Georges Cross Mansions right down to St Vincent Street that faces the motorway. However this will not extend as far up as the location of this new development.
Whispering Andy
#8 Posted by Whispering Andy on 23 Sep 2020 at 12:11 PM
Whisper it......but there's more chance of Nicola producing a viable economic case for independence than the M8 ever been capped. Neither will happen, as they are both purely smoke and mirrors.
PArkguy
#9 Posted by PArkguy on 23 Sep 2020 at 12:35 PM
@#4, 7,8 The 'Cap' is ONLY the section between Bath Street and Sauchiehall Street.

As the M8 has to rise to clear the rail tunnel running under it between Bath Street and St Vincent Street this section can't be capped.

The cap between Bath Street and Sauchiehall Street will create a island park to connect Tay House to Chinaski's. Albeit crossing two busy feeder motorway roads.

The motorway in front of this development will remain as it is. Until the M8 is redirected, moved underground, neither of which I would expect will be a priority in our post pandemic near future.
Terra
#10 Posted by Terra on 23 Sep 2020 at 17:55 PM
I like em. Agree wit Charlies sentiment.
David
#11 Posted by David on 23 Sep 2020 at 21:41 PM
#9 that was only one option, the feasibility is exploring raising up the cap raised from Bath Street to St Vincent Street to allow clearance for the higher section of motorway that runs above the North Clyde Line. The cap between Bath Street and Sauchiehall Street has been dismissed as being "not ambitious enough" for the money and disruption involved, and would not have enough of a positive effect.

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