£40m residential conversion planned for former Scottish Power HQ

North View - postDetailed plans have been lodged for a £40 million conversion of the former Scottish Power headquarters in Cathcart, Glasgow.

Following extensive public consultation and positive feedback, the property developer FM Group has refined the design of the Spean Street site with the local authority’s planning department and put forward a detailed planning application.

The site comprises the Grade B-listed Cathcart House and a late nineteen sixties office building conversion. Under FM Group’s plans, the B-listed building will be sensitively converted into 80 apartments over five levels.

Integral to the design is the reinstated central light well and amenity courtyard. The ground floor space will accommodate new leisure and commercial outlets. Meanwhile, the office extension building will be refurbished to make way for 45 apartments over six levels with underground car parking and a feature garden terrace.

Jonathon Milne, director of FM Group, said: “These plans have been well received locally and we are excited about the potential for this development which will provide highly desirable, city living, in line with Glasgow City Council policy.

“FM Group has gained a reputation for refurbishing buildings into award-winning mixed use projects. Projects in Glasgow include, The Pinnacle on Bothwell Street, which has positively added to the immediate area and led to further development, 53 Morrison Street, which was the catalyst for the redevelopment of the Tradeston area, and the iconic Herald HQ building.”

FM Group is currently working on the restoration of Ury Castle in Aberdeenshire, alongside its Jack Nicklaus signature golf development and a refurbishment of Dalnair Castle near Loch Lomond into luxury apartments.

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