Plans submitted to convert Shawbridge Arcade into 71 apartments

Plans submitted to convert Shawbridge Arcade into 71 apartments

Coltart Earley Architects have submitted plans to build 71 apartments in place of the 1970s Shawbridge Arcade after concluding consultations.

Working with Wheatley Group, the firm hopes to build eight new build blocks of up to five storeys, in addition to office space for Wheatley Homes Glasgow.

In a statement, Coltart Earley said: “The proposed new design ethos is underpinned by creating a new sense of place and ownership to Ashtree Road, Greenview Street and Toon Hoose Square. We look to achieve this by utilising a modern tenemental elevational proportion, robust material palette, and soft landscaping to create a more pleasant streetscape and amenity spaces.

“An active ground floor frontage onto Toon Hoose Square, provides activity to the historic town centre of Pollokshaws. The focal point corner block creates a focus of the design hierarchy at this crucial junction.”

The plans reveal that the firm intends to repair the built environment, with work including soft landscaping to Greenview Street with parking limited to unallocated bays, Urban Realm reports.

A separate planning application by Connecting Pollokshaws, a community group design team, will set out plans for landscaping an adjacent square.

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