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Cathcart depot apartments build enclosure

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October 9 2020

Cathcart depot apartments build enclosure

Haus Collective on behalf of Westpoint Homes have conceived plans for 55 dual aspect apartments at a former depot off Greenholme Street in Cathcart, Glasgow.

The urban infill will comprise three separate buildings on a 0.55 ha site, each grouped around a central courtyard to provide a controllable outdoor space for both access and relaxation, with further pocket spaces provided to the north and south.

Landscaped areas will be kept car-free by pushing the majority of 55 parking spaces to the eastern edge of the site alongside a railway embankment. 125% cycle storage will also be provided within a dedicated storeroom.

In a statement, the architects wrote: "The subject site is ‘tucked’ away off the busy Holmlea Road within the city’s Southside, and its location presents a unique opportunity to deliver a dynamic development through the quality of architecture and landscape design.

"We must do more than simply add to the density, and rather, ensure that the organisation and layout of our building environment is considered to promote fluid movement and comfort, a diversity of apartment type and shared space, a thoughtful design to ensure a sustainable urban environment and coherent building neighbourhood."

Finished in contrasting dark and red brick each block will employ matching cladding to vertical recessed areas and the upper floors. 

Architecture has been considered to create 'controllable' public spaces
Architecture has been considered to create 'controllable' public spaces
Care has been taken to keep landscaped areas car-free where possible
Care has been taken to keep landscaped areas car-free where possible

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