GHA fleshes out plan for Shawbridge Arcade site
GHA has unveiled its plans for a proposed development on the vacant Shawbridge Arcade in Pollokshaws.
The site is one of ten council-owned sites across Glasgow which will be sold to housing associations to ensure the delivery of affordable homes continues post lockdown.
Four sites on London Road/Springfield Road, Spoutmouth/Molendinar Street and the Gallowgate, Shawbridge Street and Cook Street are set to be taken over by GHA.
Pollokshaws Arcade is also included in the list of nominated disposals.
GHA is proposing to knock down the vacant shopping centre and build more than 60 flats.
A report updating councillors regarding the sale states: “The property comprises a former neighbourhood retail shopping centre which was declared surplus to requirements on 28 May 2021 and is currently lying unoccupied with the exception of one remaining tenancy (William Hill Organisation Limited) located on the upper level of the centre at 15 Shawbridge Street.
“Glasgow Housing Association are looking to bring forward a residential scheme to create 70 flatted units for mid-market rent (four of which will be fitted out as Wheatley Group office space).”
Lindsay Lauder, Wheatley Group’s director of development and regeneration, told our sister publication Scottish Housing News: “We’re developing exciting plans for new, affordable homes in the Pollokshaws area, as well as office space.
“If approved, the development will transform the unoccupied retail space into high-quality, energy-efficient homes, with works anticipated to start this year.
“We’ll keep the local community fully involved as plans move forward.”