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http://www.urbanrealm.com/news/4995...awn_up_ahead_of_Scottish_Power_departure.html

Cathcart master plan drawn up ahead of Scottish Power departure

Dawn Developments and Mosaic Architecture + Design have prepared a master plan in principle for the residential development of Scottish Power’s Cathcart headquarters, ahead of the company’s move to the city centre in 2016.

This will see retention of the B-listed Cathcart House, designed by JJ Burnett, together with the demolition of later additions and car parking to make way for new terraced housing, semi-detached properties and three storey townhouses.

Cathcart House itself is currently being marketed for business use but a lack of interest from occupiers has led to the developers to consider residential adaptation and this will be the subject of a separate planning application.

In a design statement the applicants noted: “It is important to emphasise that should the effort to attract other Class 4 Business Uses to Cathcart House fail and housing is not accepted on the site of the current application it is highly likely that the B listed building would become long term vacant and deteriorate in condition.

“The site has the ability to deliver an exemplary contemporary design solution creating not only good modern homes but also create an attractive place for the new community. The design solution needs to be mindful of the setting of Cathcart House.”
 

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They need to make more of the river in the area.

Great site though - excellent transport, good amenities, decent setting.

I'd still like to see a West Brewery South in the old red brick building.
 

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Cathcart office block used for new College

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-29329625

Jim McColl launches new college for non-academic pupils

A leading Scottish businessman has launched a vocational school aimed at giving career opportunities to young people who are not academic.

Newlands Junior College in Glasgow is the brainchild of Clyde Blowers Capital chairman, Jim McColl.

It will open on 20 October with 30 students, aged 14 to 16, from S3 and S4. Another 30 will start in 2015.

Students who complete the the two-year course will be guaranteed an apprenticeship or place at college.

The new college is based in a refurbished office block on the former site of Mr McColl's Clyde Union Pumps factory in Cathcart.
 

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They need to make more of the river in the area.

Great site though - excellent transport, good amenities, decent setting.

I'd still like to see a West Brewery South in the old red brick building.
Please Lord let that happen.

Film studio idea awesome too, in fact any sort of creative space in those old buildings open to the public would be braw. I'm right by there too and frankly there's feck all. Something that brings people out here is needed.
 

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http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/mobile/news/pollok-park-gatehouse-to-be-restored-199260n.119674244

Pollok Park gatehouse to be restored
Published on 5 March 2015

Vivienne Nicoll
A DERELICT former gatehouse at the entrance to Pollok park could be transformed into a plush holiday let at a cost of £250,000.

Shawmuir Lodge was built in 1891 but has lain unused since the 1980s.

The B-listed cottage has featured on the Buildings at Risk register for more than a decade.

It is owned by the city council but on Thursday, councillors will be asked to agree to lease it to Strathclyde Building Preservation Trust.

Over the years the building has suffered from considerable damage, vandalism and theft.

The lodge was set on fire when its last tenant moved out around 30 years ago.

All the lead work was stripped from the roof, slates were removed and as a result the sarking boards deteriorated.

A report to councillors says: "The condition of the building internally is therefore very poor and a complete strip out is required with resulting costs being significant to bring this small building back into productive use.

"It is critical that the rapid deterioration of Shawmuir Lodge is halted.

"The building presents a poor first impression of Pollok Park as approached from the southeast and its dilapidated condition is acting as an invitation for further vandalism."

Council workers have recently carried out minor repairs to the building and keep a watching brief over it.

The report adds: "But breathing new life into it would greatly benefit the approach to one of the city's most important pieces of parkland.

"In addition, it will bring a Listed Building at Risk back into use."

Strathclyde Building Preservation trust, a charitable organisation which specialises in the conservation and conversion of historic buildings, plans to convert the building into a holiday let.
 

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http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/...ool-in-vacant-city-parks-buildings.1427098171

Plans for bakery, coffee shop and riding school in vacant city parks buildings

VACANT buildings in a number of city parks are being brought back to life.

They include former public toilets, a changing pavilion and a park ranger station.

The city council decided last year to return underused, unused or derelict buildings to more positive use and to date, 10 have been identified.

Following a successful open market operation, BeanYet was granted a 15-year lease to operate former public toilets in Kelvingrove Park at Eldon Street as a coffee shop.

The firm is a social enterprise which will provide employment and training for long term unemployed adults and free mobility scooters to widen access to the park.

Planning permission has been granted, work has started and it is hoped the coffee shop will open in summer this year.

A 15-year lease for the Linn Equestrian Centre was granted to New Ark in September last year.

It plans to reopen the former riding school which will provide opportunities for disabled adults and children.

Work is underway to renovate the centre and it is anticipated it will be in operation before summer.

The task of repairing and refurbishing the former tennis pavilion in Newlands Park started last month.

The new tenants plan to open a combined coffee shop and teaching bakery by late spring or early summer.

An offer was accepted to convert the former public toilets on Pollokshaws Road into a second hand book and music shop.

However the plan is on hold until the Shawlands Town Centre Action Plan has been agreed.

Negotiations were under way with a company planning to use the underground public toilets on St Vincent Place as a left luggage store but are presently on hold.

The former park ranger station at Glasgow Green was withdrawn from the market to accommodate a base for cycle training which is being funded by Cycling Scotland.

An offer for the lease of the former public toilets at Cathedral Square is currently being considered.

The red blaes courts at Victoria Park were also marketed and two plans to improve the area were received from community organisations.

A third option has emerged and public consultation is underway to explore what local people want for the site.

It is expected a final report will be put before councillors later this year.

Discussions are also ongoing with possible partners which involve the refurbishment of Tollcross Winter Gardens and the creation of sports facilities at Glenconner Park.

Alistair Watson, the city council sustainability and transport spokesman, said: "We have been looking at a number of vacant buildings in our parks for some time.

"Ultimately, we want them to play a positive role in, and enhance people's enjoyment of, our parks.

"There are real social benefits to be gained and I am delighted with the progress being made at a number of sites.

"The building in Kelvingrove Park will bring significant social and community benefits."
 

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Looks like spring 2016 for SPH completion

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/...-become-housing-development-204449n.124000901

Cathcart business park could become housing development

A FORMER business park in the south of the city could be transformed into a new neighbourhood with more than 150 homes.

The site in Cathcart on the banks of the White Cart river is presently the base for ScottishPower Renewables which previously employed 1500 people over seven divisions.

But it is now surplus to requirements as a result of the massive new headquarters being built for ScottishPower on India Street at Charing Cross.

As a result, the city council's planning committee has agreed to grant planning permission in principle for a new housing development on the site which is located between the pedestrian bridge at Sinclair Drive and the vehicle bridge to Spean Street.

It contains a number of existing office, industrial and commercial buildings including the main seven story office which is next to the Category B listed Cathcart House. The western area of the site contains the main car park.

The planning application was lodged with the city council to establish the principle of houses being built on the industrial park.

That could result in a new neighbourhood in the area with 158 houses made up of semi-detached and terraced blocks with landscaping and parking.

A report to councillors says: "Due to the nature of the application, the proposals have not been produced to a finalised level of detail and may be subject to change through design refinement in the future."

At present Cathcart house is being marketed for commercial use but the report says if no employment use can be secured, the listed building may be converted into flats.

The report from planners says: "The site is considered to be of a suitable location for residential development and is sufficiently served by access to public transport as well as the roads and path network.

"It is considered the proposed redevelopment of the site will afford greater opportunity for the use of remaining and proposed open space as presently its open space is not publicly accessible.

"On its redevelopment, large areas of the site will become publicly accessible, including those areas of open space along the north boundary at the bank with the White Cart Water.

The plan for planning permission in principle attracted only two objections from the public.

A ScottishPower spokesperson said: "We have made excellent progress on our new headquarters since the first of three giant cranes appeared on site in September last year.

"The exterior concrete framework has now passed the halfway point reaching seven stories high and a new access road from Elmbank Street, which will give direct access to two underground carparks, is now also complete.

"We expect our teams will be able to start moving in during the spring of 2016."
 

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http://www.urbanrealm.com/news/5591/143_affordable_homes_planned_for_Nitshill.html

143 affordable homes planned for Nitshill

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Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association and Mast Architects have submitted plans to build 12 cottage flats and 131 houses on the site of the former Craigbank housing estate, Nitshill, Glasgow.

Built to a density of 18 dwellings per hectare the development incorporates a mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced housing spread evenly throughout the 7.87 hectare site.

In their design statement Mast stated: “Although the development uses a mainly brick façade, creative detailing has been utilised to create a dynamic and modern aesthetic which animates the façades. This is achieved through the use of extended cavities which
create deep reveals and vertical framing elements around windows and horizontal framing elements to the gables of key blocks to lead your eye into the centre of the development where the communal amenity space is located.

“Corbelled brick detailing is also applied to the facades to give the illusion of elongated window elements and lead your eye around the façade. The same brick detailing is used on all block types throughout the development which creates a unifying aesthetic.

“In contrast to the brick, dark grey cladding panels will be used sporadically throughout the development to define certain aspects of the site and add an additional visual element to the facades.”
 

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http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/business/business-news/development-site-darnley-mains-glasgow-6056410

Development site at Darnley Mains in Real estate investor Valad Europe has sold a 37 acre development site at Darnley Mains in Glasgow for £5.3 million on behalf of stakeholders.
The buyer is FTSE 250 real estate investment trust, Hansteen Holdings Plc.

The 33 acre Darnley Mains site is the last parcel to be sold in the wider 73 acre development area, which has planning permission in principle for a range of uses and has been identified by Glasgow City Council as a Regionally Important Location for inward investment.

Valad Europe was appointed as development manager of the site in October 2010 to act of behalf of the directors of real estate investment firm Meridian Developments and the Joint Receivers of Elementary Property Company, one of retail tycoon Paul Green's property companies which fell into administration in 2009.


The original planning consent included 300 homes, 400,000 sq ft of offices, subsequently amended to reflect the downturn, and now includes a pub/restaurant, hotel, car show rooms, Neighbourhood Centre and 120,000 sq ft of bulky goods retail space.

The residential element, which extended to 33 acres, was sold to house builders, Bellway and Persimmon, in July 2014 in a £12.25 million deal.

A one acre plot has been sold to Marston’s for a family restaurant, which is expected to commence trading by the end of 2015.

The latest sale follows the completion this month of a £5.5 million infrastructure project by Balfour Beatty which has provided a new estate road, development platforms and utilities to the sites.

Andrew Richardson, head of UK development for Valad Europe, said: “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to work on behalf of stakeholders to recover maximum value from the entire 73 acre development since being appointed in 2010.

“This sale marks the final transaction in that process and follows a comprehensive programme which included securing a significantly enhanced planning consent, installation of infrastructure works and splitting the land into lot sizes that would appeal to specialist purchasers.”

Derek Heathwood, director of Hansteen UK, added: “Darnley is an amazingly well located site in the south of Glasgow that, after a number of years, is now ready to be developed.

“We will shortly be marketing some of the sites for sale and are also finalising our plans to develop a high quality retail warehouse park which the south of Glasgow is currently lacking.”Glasgow sold in £5.3m deal
 

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http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/business/business-news/development-site-darnley-mains-glasgow-6056410

Development site at Darnley Mains in Real estate investor Valad Europe has sold a 37 acre development site at Darnley Mains in Glasgow for £5.3 million on behalf of stakeholders.
The buyer is FTSE 250 real estate investment trust, Hansteen Holdings Plc.

The 33 acre Darnley Mains site is the last parcel to be sold in the wider 73 acre development area, which has planning permission in principle for a range of uses and has been identified by Glasgow City Council as a Regionally Important Location for inward investment.

Valad Europe was appointed as development manager of the site in October 2010 to act of behalf of the directors of real estate investment firm Meridian Developments and the Joint Receivers of Elementary Property Company, one of retail tycoon Paul Green's property companies which fell into administration in 2009.


The original planning consent included 300 homes, 400,000 sq ft of offices, subsequently amended to reflect the downturn, and now includes a pub/restaurant, hotel, car show rooms, Neighbourhood Centre and 120,000 sq ft of bulky goods retail space.

The residential element, which extended to 33 acres, was sold to house builders, Bellway and Persimmon, in July 2014 in a £12.25 million deal.

A one acre plot has been sold to Marston’s for a family restaurant, which is expected to commence trading by the end of 2015.

The latest sale follows the completion this month of a £5.5 million infrastructure project by Balfour Beatty which has provided a new estate road, development platforms and utilities to the sites.

Andrew Richardson, head of UK development for Valad Europe, said: “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to work on behalf of stakeholders to recover maximum value from the entire 73 acre development since being appointed in 2010.

“This sale marks the final transaction in that process and follows a comprehensive programme which included securing a significantly enhanced planning consent, installation of infrastructure works and splitting the land into lot sizes that would appeal to specialist purchasers.”

Derek Heathwood, director of Hansteen UK, added: “Darnley is an amazingly well located site in the south of Glasgow that, after a number of years, is now ready to be developed.

“We will shortly be marketing some of the sites for sale and are also finalising our plans to develop a high quality retail warehouse park which the south of Glasgow is currently lacking.”Glasgow sold in £5.3m deal
Site developing at a hell of a pace, the residential element is going well, the new restaurant is almost built, looks small but will probably be a tardis. Costco will start construction in 2016, the 5 car dealerships and motorcycle showroom will be built as well then, i have reliable sources there is to be a Ferrari, Aston Martin and Bentley with one other other luxury brand to be brought in, the last dealership will be a Used Luxury one. There is to be a Holiday Inn Express built as there is a Premier Inn at Junction 4. Rumour there is to be a Oak Furniture Warehouse put in. There could be more to come, but its only once final planning applications are submitted will we properly know.
 

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Revealed: Plans drawn up to MODEL Glasgow's Victoria Road on Copenhagen

A SOUTH side road could soon be modeled on the Danish city of Copenhagen.

Victoria Road is to undergo a revamp that will make commuting easier for pedestrians, cyclists and buses.


Council bosses are now calling on locals to make their views known about the major Govanhill thoroughfare.


One of the suggestions put forward for the road is to introduce segregated cycle lanes “in the style of stepped kerb such as in Copenhagen”.

The Glasgow City Council proposal adds: “Victoria Road has been identified as a key route for cyclists and excellent facilities to provide an effective transport hub for public transport.

“A number of significant improvements to this road are proposed which should benefit the whole community.”

Local councillor Soryia Siddique said: “I welcome local stakeholder’s views on possible improvements that could be made to Victoria Road to encourage those living and working in the area to enhance travel options, including walking and cycling.

“It is important that a public consultation event is planned to assist in this process by taking on board the aspirations of local communities.”

Plans suggested would redesign the road to introduce zebra crossing instead of traffic lights that would replace the current central islands.

At the moment, pedestrians have to cross the road in two sections – following the changes they would be able to cross Victoria Road in one go.

Bosses also want to add in a segregated cycle lane either Danish in style or similar to that in Waterloo Street in the city centre.

And they also hope the new plans will include bus stop islands to let bus passengers cross safely to buses.

The proposed scheme adds: “In conjunction with the Glasgow bike hire scheme and Victoria Road train station, it is envisaged that this area will become a true transport hub offering choice of travel.”

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A public consultation event will be held at Govanhill Baths, 99 Calder Street, Glasgow, on November 26 from 3pm to 7pm.

Before then, more information can be gained by emailing [email protected]
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