Plans lodged to build 54 flats in Glasgow’s East End

Bell Street flatsPlans have been submitted plans to build 54 apartments on a brownfield site at Bell Street in Glasgow.

Glasgow Edinburgh Developments is working in conjunction with Grant Stafford Ltd on the project which will also consist of 5,000 square feet of commercial space and over 40 parking spaces.

Drawn up by Jewitt and Wilkie Architects, the scheme is the first project to be delivered by the developer in the area since completion of a 178 apartment scheme at the Merchant Building, Glasgow Cross, in 2009.

Andrew Borthwick, director of Glasgow Edinburgh Developments, said: “The brief was fairly straightfoward as sales prices are still fairly conservative in the area, so not a repeat of our Glasgow Cross project but anything to bring life and vitality to that stretch is to be welcomed.”

Project architect Jon Jewitt added: “Our design philosophy was to complement the existing residential development to the south of Bell Street and to create a positive streetscape contribution by setting the block back from the road and articulating the landscape deck with the first floor commercial unit to avoid a tightening of the space between the existing and proposed blocks.

“The extensive use of buff coloured brick and simple elevational lines are references to the former warehouses located around the site, whilst a rain screen cladding system is proposed to the northern elevation to assist the construction process adjacent to the railway line.”

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