Shawlands Arcade regeneration approved in principle

Shawlands Arcade regeneration approved in principle

An application seeking planning permission in principle for the regeneration of Shawlands Arcade in Glasgow has been approved by councillors.

The £150m regeneration plan designed by Haus Collective will see the 1960s retail development swept aside in favour of hundreds of new homes above ground floor shops.

Under the new proposals, which were updated ahead of a community consultation last May, the first stage will have 330 one, two and three-bedroom build-to-rent apartments, ground floor shops and commercial space, and communal landscaped roof gardens and terraces.

Clydebuilt LP, a partnership between Strathclyde Pension Fund and Ediston Real Estate, has pledged to retain half the land area as public open space.

Shawlands Arcade regeneration approved in principle

The planning committee was initially tied with six votes for approving the development and six votes in favour of a site visit before the convenor Ken Andrew approved the development with a deciding vote.

An independent economic impact assessment has been submitted as part of the application and confirms that the planned £150m investment into Shawlands will enable the replacement of a key town centre asset and prevent it from falling into dereliction.

Subject to detailed plans being approved, work will start on phase one next summer, allowing retailers to relocate before work on a second phase of a further 300 homes starts in 2026.

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