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November 18 2021

Planning consent opens door to Speirs Wharf homes

Glasgow City Council has granted planning consent for 34 apartments split between twin brick blocks at Craighall Road to the north of the city centre, ushering in further housing for the Speirs Wharf neighbourhood around an underutilised business park.

The project is being led by the newly rebranded Convery Prenty Shields Architects, formed after a recent merger with Young & Gault Architects which sees Gillian Shields join as a director of the combined business. They are joined by TLC Environmental who are overseeing the landscape design including shared communal terraces and public open space to the north.

In a statement, the planners wrote: "The applicant owns other vacant land within Craighall Business Park. Early pre-application discussions included consideration of these other sites for residential development. The applicant was advised that proposals would need to be presented within the context of comprehensive regeneration proposals for Craighall Business Park and the wider area.

"In the absence of comprehensive regeneration proposals, the applicant was advised to consider a self-contained development proposal for the site which doesn’t rely on off-site parking..."

The developer has a three-year window before planning permission expires.

Penthouse apartments will benefit from elevated views of the city skyline
Penthouse apartments will benefit from elevated views of the city skyline
Public open space will be provided on terraced land to the north
Public open space will be provided on terraced land to the north

5 Comments

Hamish Ashcroft
#1 Posted by Hamish Ashcroft on 18 Nov 2021 at 12:16 PM
Well I’m so glad they have such a pedestrian centred and active street frontage... oh wait
Jaded
#2 Posted by Jaded on 18 Nov 2021 at 12:29 PM
Well, its not exactly Hyndland Road. I think this looks great, particularly considering the location.
pooka
#3 Posted by pooka on 22 Nov 2021 at 09:47 AM
given the location....make it more hostile? good strategy
Fat Bloke on Tour
#4 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 22 Nov 2021 at 10:24 AM
Much needed filler -- adding some life to the route to the city centre.

Spiers Wharf has been a cathedral in the desert for too long -- a residential hinterland will add some life to it.

The cheap / low activity industrial stuff offers the raw material for more residential development -- all with a view of the canal.
Hamish Ashcroft
#5 Posted by Hamish Ashcroft on 22 Nov 2021 at 10:51 AM
#2, You are right, it isn’t Hyndland road. And it isn’t bustling right now. However, it’s an area with a lot of opportunity and promise. It’s right beside the canal, close to Port Dundas and Sighthill new neighbourhoods, it’s much closer to the city centre than Hyndland road... what, a 20 min walk from Queen street, 15 min walk to Cowcaddens subway, got frequent busses going past etc. This area could be dense, vibrant, walkable if we want it to be

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