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Dundashill urban sport destination comes of age with sunken garden homes

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January 11 2022

Dundashill urban sport destination comes of age with sunken garden homes

Bigg Regeneration is taking forward the next phase of development at Dundashill, Glasgow, with the submission of plans for 79-canalside homes to complement planned start-up business units.

The joint venture body owned by Scottish Canals and PfP Capital, managed by Igloo Regeneration, is delivering a broader 600-home masterplan for the hilltop site. The collection of three and four-bedroom townhouses are the first to be offered for sale on the brownfield site, seeding a new community around the burgeoning urban sports destination.

Stallan Brand architects have designed a mix of open plan townhouses for the site, with the emphasis on flexibility while Ann Nisbet Studio has conceived a modern interpretation of industrial space, referencing the history of the site as a former distillery, with a dedicated home working space on the top floor.

All properties will have access to a courtyard for bike storage, seating and planting as well as rear gardens and most homes will also have private roof terraces. Landscape architects Rankin Fraser will oversee a series of outdoor spaces including a feature sunken garden and a terrace with views across the city.

Catherine Topley, CEO of Scottish Canals said: “Dundashill will be an exciting new community of homes designed to meet our rapidly changing lifestyles and to help address the climate emergency we all face. This is a neighbourhood that is transforming rapidly, becoming a connected, characterful place that has blue and green space, including the canal and new Claypits nature reserve, alongside urban sports and new active travel links to the city centre, meaning residents will have the opportunity to meet most daily needs right on their doorstep."

Delivery is expected to commence this year by CCG using closed panel timber frames manufactured off-site as part of a comprehensive energy strategy to minimise carbon emissions.

A birds eye view of the townhouse district
A birds eye view of the townhouse district
Landscape infrastructure emphasises nature, sustainability and wellbeing
Landscape infrastructure emphasises nature, sustainability and wellbeing

The communal sunken garden invites play and recreation
The communal sunken garden invites play and recreation
The development site is especially prominent at the summit of Dundashill
The development site is especially prominent at the summit of Dundashill

6 Comments

Roddy_Official
#1 Posted by Roddy_Official on 11 Jan 2022 at 12:52 PM
Well I for one think this is absolutely fantastic.
Roddy_
#2 Posted by Roddy_ on 11 Jan 2022 at 17:49 PM
Above post clearly not from me. Imitation as they say ...

This is another piece of poor urbanism, this time underpinned-ironically- by the adopted masterplan. Seems we have lost the art of the perimeter block and with it any notion of defensible space(s), fronts and backs and streets not dominated by car parking.

Red pill or Blue pill
#3 Posted by Red pill or Blue pill on 11 Jan 2022 at 19:28 PM
I hate those visuals. They are purely for marketing and to try and show off - the reality will never ever look like that and I can’t understand why it’s allowed or signed off by any client.

Real life doesn’t have filters applied. Just showcase the materials and the locale for what it is and for what it will be!!
tiptoe
#4 Posted by tiptoe on 12 Jan 2022 at 16:37 PM
The communal sunken garden- no longer just a suds pond!!
John Wick
#5 Posted by John Wick on 12 Jan 2022 at 21:57 PM
No 4, because its a sunken communal garden, its not just a suds pond. Its very easy to make facetious comments isn't it? Much more difficult to build something of value and worth that tries to be better. What have you designed and/ or built recently?
The Heart of Saturday Night
#6 Posted by The Heart of Saturday Night on 13 Jan 2022 at 16:12 PM
Ah yes, the old 'what have you built recently argument' - last refuge of those devoid of patter.

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