Residential proposals approved at 1890s Glasgow school building

Residential proposals approved at 1890s Glasgow school building

Kelvin Properties has been given the go-ahead to redevelop a traditional 1890s school building in Glasgow into flats and build new apartments.

The urban regeneration specialist will convert the former Napiershall Street School into 24 properties including four penthouse apartments and develop a new L-shaped block within the grounds for 25 apartments.

The four-storey development will feature a whole host of amenities for residents, including a rooftop residents’ garden designed to create the perfect environment for outdoor dining, socialising, exercise, and wellness.

Residents will also benefit from children’s play areas, raised growing beds, herb gardens and several intimate “secret gardens”.

Planning officials recommend that approval is given when the proposal was considered by Glasgow’s planning applications committee on Tuesday.

Residential proposals approved at 1890s Glasgow school building

A design statement included with the application explained: “The subject site provides a unique opportunity to deliver a dynamic development that will make a positive contribution to the ongoing densification of the area through the quality of its architecture and landscape design.”

It continued: “Historic photographs demonstrate the spatial and material quality once enjoyed within the central atrium space of the former school building.

“It is proposed to restore all original features where possible, with the former classrooms being converted to apartments.

“At the heart of the building the central atrium and stairs, currently subdivided, but once connected via sandstone arches, will be returned to form one central circulation space.

“Internal openings within the atrium will be re-opened to borrow light and create visual connection between the atrium and apartments.”

Residential proposals approved at 1890s Glasgow school building

Speaking when plans were submitted last year, Marc Taylor, director of Kelvin Properties, said: “Our plans will allow a community to flourish and reinvigorate an incredible building, while protecting the environment and boosting the local economy.

“Glasgow’s west end continues to be a welcoming and highly attractive place to live and demand for properties continues to grow. We’re very pleased to have submitted plans for the redevelopment that would restore this stunning building to its former glory and provide much-needed high-quality homes in a fantastic location. Although the building isn’t listed, we will retain its fantastic architectural features.

“We have also made sure to maximise outdoor space for the residents - we feel the rooftop space will be particularly attractive.”

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