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Cathcart pub set to make way for 20 flats

May 10 2022

Cathcart pub set to make way for 20 flats

Owners of the White Elephant pub at 128 Merrylee Road, Glasgow, have come forward with plans to build a mixed-use development comprising 20 apartments and a convenience store.

The plans would see the current single-storey premises demolished in favour of a four-storey block clad in light buff brick with inset balconies and glass balustrades.

In a design statement the applicant wrote: "To reduce the impact of the scheme’s overall height, the top floor features a mansard roof that is clad in standing seam zinc. The dark grey zinc highly contrasts the light buff brick featured below on the rest of the scheme. The top floor has also been set back, behind a parapet wall topped with a stone coping. The combination of these points not only creates a characterful façade but also reduces the overall impact on the street scene.

"The private amenity space has been designed to create a sense of oasis and sanctuary for the residence. The exterior space consists of angular paths, cast in situ concrete seating capped in timber and banked grassland with tree line coverage."

Designed by PLC Architects with CPC planning consultants the project will offer a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments with a rooftop terrace and photovoltaic panels.  

The flatted block takes its cue from recent development on Clarkston Road
The flatted block takes its cue from recent development on Clarkston Road


Tara Freriks
#1 Posted by Tara Freriks on 10 May 2022 at 21:31 PM
Do not agree to this!! This area needs more pubs/restaurants in this area. Flats everywhere within Cathcart
Mia Freriks
#2 Posted by Mia Freriks on 10 May 2022 at 21:41 PM
I don’t not agree to any of this as we have no local pubs and restaurants about as it is
Holly Hodgart
#3 Posted by Holly Hodgart on 11 May 2022 at 00:11 AM
Hardly going to be an oasis with a nursery opposite, a primary school nearby and trains travelling through. I object to this completely.
Steven Roulston
#4 Posted by Steven Roulston on 12 May 2022 at 09:26 AM
This may not be a listed building however it should be left for retail or restaurant/ pub use only ,considering the horrendous flats next door to current building,the proposed design will only make the whole area look even worse , absolutely ugly horrible design proposal.
#5 Posted by Jaded on 16 May 2022 at 10:47 AM
What a shame. White Elephant is a good neighbourhood pub. Quite big inside so useful for functions and so on. Used to do great pub food too.

It's obviously taken a hit post-covid, but I agree with others that there isn't exactly an overabundance of pubs nearby. Shame if it goes.

Would it be beyond the wit of man to build flats a and put a pub in underneath?
Jason Bourne
#6 Posted by Jason Bourne on 30 May 2022 at 09:33 AM
Nice to see that they went to a local architect in Portsmouth.

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