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Lancefield Quay homes go out to public consultation

January 28 2021

Lancefield Quay homes go out to public consultation

Osborne+Co are to host a web consultation on proposals to develop largely vacant ground at Lancefield Quay to the south-west of Glasgow city centre into a residential community.

Several options are being drawn up for the site which would deliver up to 700 homes for sale and rent wrapped around a series of new pedestrian routes and courtyards.

Will Hean, of Osborne+Co, commented: “Our vision for Lancefield Quay is to deliver a sustainable community with an emphasis on high-quality housing that is coupled with well-planned, inclusive spaces.

“Our proposals are at an early stage but we have developed them with a focus on regeneration and providing important housing. We are very much looking forward to showing local people how we feel we can enhance the area and to capturing their views."

The consultation will kick-off at 15:00 on 4 February with a planning application expected to follow later in the spring.

The largely derelict plot by the River Clyde will be transformed into a high-density community
The largely derelict plot by the River Clyde will be transformed into a high-density community


Graeme McCormick
#1 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 28 Jan 2021 at 13:25 PM
As Glasgow wishes to double the city centre population it will need to include family homes in housing provision with gardens within the city centre. This site would appear to offer an opportunity to do so but the illustration doesn't address it.
#2 Posted by David on 28 Jan 2021 at 14:00 PM
No other European city of comparable size has low rise family homes with gardens and front and back doors in the central core. Looking at Marseille, Hamburg, Turin, Milan, Seville, Dublin, Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, Bologna or Brussels this certainly isn't the case. Plenty of families would be happy with a large terrace, as offered in many of those European examples. And Glasgow is blessed with so many parks compared to other cities, so this idea of houses with a garden, front and back door right in the centre of the country's largest city is not only provincial but completely unsuitable.

At a first glance the proposal looks good in scale and density, but the details and materials will be a key consideration. Glad to see that active ground floor uses (appear) to have been provided here.
Best Architect in Scotland
#3 Posted by Best Architect in Scotland on 28 Jan 2021 at 17:41 PM
That would be a really great location for allotment gardens where people could grow their own fruit and vegetables.
#4 Posted by spike on 28 Jan 2021 at 18:01 PM
Agree with the last comment; low rise housing with gardens would be entirely inappropriate in this inner city site
#5 Posted by PragmaticArc on 28 Jan 2021 at 20:53 PM
It is very unfortunate that the site buts against the 'shed' occupying valuable activity space next to River Clyde.
Ross Mitchell
#6 Posted by Ross Mitchell on 29 Jan 2021 at 09:08 AM
That shed is parking for the apartments on the Clyde? I agree, an absolute waste, but car parking is a wider issue that needs wide ranging actions to reduce car ownership an therefore storage overall.
#7 Posted by Sven on 29 Jan 2021 at 10:55 AM
I cannot think of a worst site for allotments, the person even spamming us with that is “aff his heid”. This is a great place for housing as long as there is public realm at the river front.
#8 Posted by Hammy on 29 Jan 2021 at 11:30 AM
I've heard some people say that the 'shed' at the clyde there is the last warehouse left that was used to store maritime cargo loaded to/from ships in the city center. But I don't think that is true, I think that shed is much more modern, I think it was built at the same time as the flats next to it. There were sheds along there historically but they were all demolished.
#9 Posted by Barry on 29 Jan 2021 at 17:30 PM
I live in 87 lancefield quay and can confirm that “The Shed” is critical parking for our homes, the building 71-87 Lancefield Quay was the first residential homes to be built on the Clyde and the original steel from the dock sheds were incorporated into our building.
#10 Posted by PragmaticArc on 31 Jan 2021 at 17:38 PM
Nothing against you personally, Barry, and it's great that there is parking space for your needs close by. Unfortunately the stretch of paving across this shed like structure is the least accommodating towards people. Have had the 'pleasure' commuting on foot and bicycle, wide road on one side and brick wall of the building on the other..
Whispering Andy
#11 Posted by Whispering Andy on 1 Feb 2021 at 12:06 PM
Whisper it......but should we just demolish poor Barry's shed to make your walk 'more accommodating?' I'm sure Barry will welcome me apologising on his behalf for his life inconveniencing your pleasure.

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