105 homes planned for former Govan tram depot

Glasgow Housing Association has submitted plans to build 105 homes at the former Govan tram depot, Glasgow.

If approved, the proposals, designed by Collective Architecture, would see 105 homes constructed. It is understood the former offices at the depot would be refurbished to create 20 homes, while a new build on land to the rear of the site would provide an additional 85 properties.

This will include a mix of terraced houses, cottage flats and apartments with the existing Clutha Street ‘cranked’ through the site to maximize space and provide a series of new squares and a pocket park.

The development would include 15 terraced houses with a mix of two-, three- and four-bedroom units, with remaining properties consisting of one- to four-bedroom units in a mix of cottage flats and flatted blocks. Seven of the flats are designed to wheelchair accessibility standards.

Elsewhere, there is provision for 82 in-curtilage parking spaces overall, while the new road will be ‘cranked’ rather than straight allowing a more efficient use of the site. It will also create a pocket park and a series of ‘squares’ that will help to slow traffic and reduce the feeling of a roadway through the development.

The access route will also have a mix of hard and soft landscaping “to create a sense of place”, while the areas to the rear of the blocks are formed into private gardens and courtyard areas.

All areas of the site are graded to provide level access, Collective Architecture added in its design statement.

David Fletcher, director of regeneration for GHA’s parent company Wheatley Group, said: “Our plans for the site of the former Govan tram depot are another part of our wider plans for the on-going regeneration of Glasgow.

“Although at a very early stage, this exciting development on Brand Street would, subject to planning permission and other approvals, provide 85 homes for social rent for GHA tenants whose homes have been earmarked for demolition as part of the transformation of the city. We would also hope to provide 20 homes for mid-market rent.”

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