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October 5 2020

Build to rent bonanza brings 424 flats to Partick

Proposals for another build-to-rent development in Glasgow have surfaced with the submission of plans for 424 apartments at Beith Street, Partick.

Adjoining the West Village and West View student residences the £90m development is being taken forward by KR Developments and Holmes Miller on a highly accessible riverfront site just five minutes from Partick Interchange.

Comprising four rectangular towers standing perpendicular to the River Kelvin to permit through views to Beith Street on what remains of the former Partick Central Station. Each building will be linked at ground level by a connecting collonade incorporating a gym, co-working space, lounge and cafe among gardens stretching to a landscaped promenade.

In a statement Holmes Miller wrote: "A collaborative pre-application consultation with Glasgow City Council afforded various discussions relating to density and scale of the development as the design progressed, resulting in a balance of slender accommodation blocks that vary in height from 10 storeys adjacent the student residency to the east, up to 13 storeys across from the student residency in the west. The striking, split-top skyline with landscaped roof terraces create a unique and dramatic quality to the long-range views of the flats."

Kevin Robertson, managing director, of KR Developments said: "Post Covid-19 we see this as an opportunity to provide much needed new investment in modern and sustainable new homes in the West End to meet the needs of Glasgow’s expanding population.

"All going well we hope to commence construction in Autumn next year with the first residents moving in by late 2023."

The brownfield build will require repair of a partially collapsed retaining wall and site decontamination, opening up access to the riverbank in the process.

An emphasis will be placed on services and maintenance, differentiating the homes from the predominant tenement stock
An emphasis will be placed on services and maintenance, differentiating the homes from the predominant tenement stock
An inaccessible stretch of riverfront will be brought back into use
An inaccessible stretch of riverfront will be brought back into use

Contrasting split-level roofscapes will provide skyline interest
Contrasting split-level roofscapes will provide skyline interest

9 Comments

Peacock
#1 Posted by Peacock on 6 Oct 2020 at 08:07 AM
Well that seems rather excessive. But given the monstrosities they've already let them build in that area I can imagine this will be added to the collection in a few years.
monkey9000
#2 Posted by monkey9000 on 6 Oct 2020 at 09:46 AM
Nice walkway but, will there be a bridge connecting it over the Kelvin?
Pooka
#3 Posted by Pooka on 6 Oct 2020 at 09:55 AM
Genuine question - does PRS/build to rent really mean urban poor people ghetto?
Charlie_
#4 Posted by Charlie_ on 6 Oct 2020 at 11:00 AM
@pooka - given the standard rents in the sector its safe to say: no, no it does not.
Dulnain
#5 Posted by Dulnain on 6 Oct 2020 at 12:30 PM
Good to see Stalinist solutions to urbanisation are still alive and well!
Brandwagon
#6 Posted by Brandwagon on 6 Oct 2020 at 12:35 PM
God, this is utter banal, over branded, could-be-anywhere, corperate guff.
The blocks are only 'slender' 'cause they are so long.
What's with the Village ref? a cuter way of communicating the fact that this is an independent and insular rental ghetto?
tom
#7 Posted by tom on 6 Oct 2020 at 14:07 PM
#5 have you ever even seen Stalinist/Communist architecture? I grew up surrounded by it and have to say this project is nothing like it :p
Joseph Stalin
#8 Posted by Joseph Stalin on 6 Oct 2020 at 19:20 PM
I love it.
Christine
#9 Posted by Christine on 15 Oct 2020 at 12:13 PM
Who will be the landlord of this eye sore Glasgow or Partick housing. If you have to build affordable rented property build new tenements this is what Glasgow is known for. A wee bit of grass is not a garden for all those flats. This is Glasgow (dear green space)

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