Shawbridge Arcade's fate is sealed by social housing push
March 4 2022
A consultation has into plans to redevelop the derelict Shawbridge Arcade on Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, to provide 71 apartments has been launched.
The Wheatley Group with Coltart Earley Architecture proposes to demolish the 1970s arcade to erect eight new-build blocks of up to five storeys, including office space for Glasgow Housing Association (GHA), opposite the recently completed Ashtree Road.
In a consultation statement, the architects said: "The design looks to create a new sense of place to this much-neglected corner of the city. The concept is to design new active street frontages to the three adjacent streets of Ashtree Road, Greenview Street and MacArthur Square/Shawbridge Street. Modern iterations of traditional tenements combined with quality landscaping and kerb appeal look to address and improve the street quality."
Incorporating seven wheelchair-accessible properties the development will address both the Old Town House of Pollokshaws as well as the John Maclean Memorial Cairn, with a corner block activated by ground and first-floor offices for GHA.
Parking will be limited to unallocated lay-by spots and end-on places, freeing up backcourt areas for additional amenities. Single-storey service buildings will conjoin each block to provide a continuous frontage while still permitting daylight through with textured brickwork elevations and tall windows designed to evoke a modern tenement.
Landscaping work to the adjacent square will be subject to a future planning application.
Shawbridge Arcade, which has just one remaining tenant, was sold to Glasgow Housing Association for £1m
#3 yes - it's not even used for filming these day (trainspotting was filmed there)
But if you refer to the architects award winning dark brick residential development of agree! Pretentious tosh.
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