New Glasgow’s high-rise buildings would create a ‘destination neighborhood’

A development of 359 new private rental apartments next to the M8 in Cowcaddens would create a ‘destination area’, according to the proposals.

Plans have been filed to build a courtyard development comprising two high-rise towers – understood from the designs to be around 13-16 storeys.

The ‘built-to-let’ homes would be a mix of studios, one and two-bedroom apartments – with the residence benefiting from a gym, roof terraces and a bike shop if they get it the green light.

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The proposed empty site is bounded by Port Dundas Road, Renton Street and Milton Street and measures 1.36 acres.

According to documents filed with Glasgow City Council, residents could relax in rooftop spaces with “spectacular views”.

A planning application submitted by Soller Sixteen Limited is currently being considered by council.

A design statement from Mosaic Architecture & Design said: “Our client has identified strong market demand in the private rental sector for Glasgow. The location of the site is believed to be ideally suited for a managed residential development. »

He added: “The proposed development aims to create a new destination neighborhood that is also an intrinsic part of the city’s urban fabric.”

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The proposals also include a business unit.

Forty parking spaces are part of the plans and the buildings would be walkable from Milton Street and Port Dundas Road according to the design brief.

The statement added: “We believe this residential-led master plan will redensify and enhance the vacant site. The design of an attractive, high-quality public realm and flexible open space will benefit the public and building uses. »

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