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Barmulloch shopping precinct to expand local retail provision

March 24 2022

Barmulloch shopping precinct to expand local retail provision

KG Property with Kearney Donald Partnership has applied to build six shops of up to 100sq/m on a brownfield site at Royston Road, Glasgow.

Replacing a demolished pub on the corner of Provanmill Road the shopping parade takes its cue from established commercial frontages next door, defined by a simple dual pitch roof.

In a planning statement, KDP wrote: "The simple dual pitch is made a feature of by the external corner being sliced off at 45°. This produces a pitched gable with no complex, expensive roof over and provides a sense of place at the corner and junction of Royston Rd and Provanmill Rd.

"Our building maximises the shop frontage to Royston and Provanmill Rd while providing sensibly placed access to the rear of the site for bins, service access and limited staff/customer parking."

Clad in white fibre cement cladding boards under a sinusoidal metal sheet roof the project is up for consideration by planners.  


#1 Posted by Mick on 24 Mar 2022 at 15:06 PM
Wow. Knockout design
Fat Bloke on Tour
#2 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 24 Mar 2022 at 17:04 PM
Better than a bit of surface parking -- but not by much.

Struggling to work as filler -- I think that a corrugated iron roof cannot be far away if it needs to be value engineered.

Proof positive that rundown areas in the city are one step up from a shanty town and it will get worse unless the Nats in the City Chambers start chasing the Nats in Holyrood for proper funding.

Westminster has sacrificed local government to the wolves after 12 years of politically inspired austerity.

Holyrood took the template and added tartan to it and did the exact same.

Both hid their cuts behind a veneer of local democracy -- cowards the lot of them.
Jimbob Tanktop
#3 Posted by Jimbob Tanktop on 24 Mar 2022 at 19:41 PM
#2 I grew up not far from Provanmill and if you think its present state is any reflection on current or even recent governments, national or local, you're woefully mistaken. This isn't Barmulloch, this is Blackhill. The site where Arthur Thomson jr was gunned down is less than 200m away. All of the local celebrities are third division gangsters. If you think slinging a few quid to the local social work department will change that mindset, good luck. Give it a go yourself.

Perhaps instead of a functional strip of shops, you would like to see a day spa? Or a Tesla dealership? Maybe try to encourage Cassina to open a store by building an Italianate palazzo?

There's a certain comfortable cowardice in blaming governments for everything on message boards, don't you think? It's as banal as writing letters to the Sunday Post. Like a never-ending stream of consciousness from Disgusted Of Tunbridge Wells.

I miss complexity. Complexity was great.

#4 Posted by Lucid on 24 Mar 2022 at 20:12 PM
Love how the Car is parked unashamedly in the Bike Lane. This CGI is a true reflection of modern day Glasgow
fat architect in a black shirt
#5 Posted by fat architect in a black shirt on 24 Mar 2022 at 20:52 PM
Loving how the “usual suspects” of UR are having kittens about this.

This is real work. for a real landowner trying to turn a profit and negotiate “the Planning system” in 2022.

Fair play.

Well done to all involved

The Heart of Saturday Night
#6 Posted by The Heart of Saturday Night on 25 Mar 2022 at 09:49 AM
@#2...Give it a rest, eh? It's Friday, the sun is shining - have a wee Solero or something, take the weight off.

You're getting pretty tedious.
#7 Posted by modernish on 25 Mar 2022 at 10:03 AM
It's a busy we junction and clearly the landowner thinks there is scope for a few more retail opportunities. Fair play. A few more local shops. My bet is spar take two units, one becomes a bookies and there is surely space for a barber. That leaves one each for an artisan baker and a vegan butcher.
Fat Bloke on Tour
#8 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 26 Mar 2022 at 11:20 AM
#6 -- The view from Bearsden.
How welcome -- complacency on a stick.
Where poverty is eating non organic food from Sainsburys.

Busy junction site that can only support a single storey shed wae windaes -- Not good.

The Heart of Saturday Night
#9 Posted by The Heart of Saturday Night on 28 Mar 2022 at 02:54 AM
#8…what was it I was saying about becoming tedious?

Hope you enjoyed the Solero regardless.
Nairn's Bairn
#10 Posted by Nairn's Bairn on 30 Mar 2022 at 11:01 AM
It obviously won't win any architecture prizes but the investment in a street focal point is a good thing - by taking it this far there is presumably interest from prospective businesses, so good luck to all, let this be the start of an upturn for Provanmill. Replace crime syndication with fine regeneration.

Unless we end up with two saunas and a betting shop of course.

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