Build to rent bonanza brings 424 flats to Partick
October 5 2020
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
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?
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