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24 apartments proposed for Belvidere Bowling Club

January 11 2021

24 apartments proposed for Belvidere Bowling Club

Another Glasgow bowling club is to play host to residential development with the submission of fresh plans for the east end following the sale of one of its two greens.

Belvidere Bowling Club has been chosen by Parkhead Housing Association and Sim Building Group to provide 24 flats contained within a single U-plan block.

Extending a run of development around Springfield Cross the work will further reinstate London Road as an urban corridor, complementing surviving tenements and more recent developments.

Design work led by DTA Architects will see the four-storey block finished in buff tending a run of development around textured clay brick with the lower two floors finished in dark red brick.

In a design statement, the practice wrote: "All flats are dual aspect and the U-shape block has been designed as two mirror ‘L’ shape sections – this allows for a Type C 1-bed unit on the shorter end of the ‘L’, with aspects front to back, and two 2-bed units at each end of the longer wing, both utilising two external elevations at each end and the side.

"With the ‘U’ shape plan divided into two manageable sections, this also then allowed for two separate communal stair cores accessed off the internal landscaped courtyard facing the resident’s parking."

A street-facing stone wall currently used as advertising fascia will be partially retained in combination with black metal railings.

New homes will bulk up the fractured streetscape
New homes will bulk up the fractured streetscape


#1 Posted by MV on 11 Jan 2021 at 09:11 AM
I'm assuming this has been on hold since 1993? Still... it's no excuse.
Ghetto King
#2 Posted by Ghetto King on 11 Jan 2021 at 10:39 AM
This is a worrying trend where green space is being eaten up piece by piece. First it is the bowling greens next it will be small parks , each time the piece being consumed will be that bit bigger. This is across the city. Of course, you may disagree that's your prerogative but a communal garden for these pieces of land would be more beneficial for the community.
#3 Posted by Fritzyherr on 11 Jan 2021 at 17:09 PM
they've the CUNNINGAR LOOP at the bottom of the lane.
#4 Posted by Charlie_ on 12 Jan 2021 at 12:38 PM
Like most of Glasgow, this area suffers from a lack of viable urban density not a lack of underused grass. They've got cunnigar loop 2 minutes away.
Ghetto King
#5 Posted by Ghetto King on 13 Jan 2021 at 10:16 AM
Then , why not build on the under used communal gardens in the West End? The residents can always decant to the nearby Botanic Gardens or Kelvingrove Park. I am sure they won't mind.

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