Gorbals mill development to deliver 100 homes
January 31 2022
Westpoint Homes have opened a public consultation for updated proposals for residential development at 187 Old Rutherglen Road, ahead of a planning application in the Spring.
The location includes a B-listed cotton mill (currently housing health board services) and the former Southbank Child Centre, the latter of which will be demolished to make way for a 100 unit apartment block, establishing a new frontage to Commercial Road.
The revised plan rejigs the interior configuration of the listed mill to rationalise the floor plan and provide a greater proportion of dual aspect flats. The roof profile has also been rationalised to a horizontal datum, lowering it by 4m in subservience to the saw-tooth profile of its neighbour. A fifth floor has also been squeezed in through a reduction in the floor to ceiling heights and removing a tall band of top floor brickwork as originally presented.
Elevations of the new build element are also enlivened by bronze-coloured panels and brick soldier courses above windows.
In a statement, the applicant wrote: "Planning permission and listed building consent was granted in 2021 for the redevelopment of the site. This application seeks to make changes to the original application which we consider improves the overall development. CRGP, on behalf of Westpoint Homes, has re-designed the proposals to provide a deliverable residential development.
"The original proposals do not comply with current Building Regulation requirements and in fact would not have complied with the relevant standards at the time at which they were developed, meaning that ultimately the scheme as tabled was not deliverable."
Rising behind a low-level boundary wall the apartment block will include a corner retail unit with lift access now afforded to all apartments and ramped access to the rear.
A live consultation will be held on 2 February between 15:00 and 19:00.
A surface car park between old and new build elements will be landscaped to provide amenity for residents
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