Homes for social rent planned on ‘Noah’s Ark’ site in Glasgow

Plans for 36 flats for social rent have been drawn up for the site of a landmark B-listed former church in Glasgow.

AS Homes (Scotland) has teamed up with George Buchanan Architects for the proposal on land bounding Carmunnock Road, Glenacre Street and Glenacre Terrace.

The site contains the former Castlemilk West Church building which was constructed in the late 1950s and is known locally as Noah’s Ark.

Demolition of the church was approved by Glasgow City Council in 2012 on condition it only takes place if a definite plan for the site is confirmed, including planning consent and signed contracts.

AS Homes is proposing three four-storey blocks with a mixture of one and two-bedroom flats.

Documents submitted with the application state the development will have high quality materials and design “contributing to place-making aims in creating a distinctive and positive identity”.

The documents add: “The design of the development will be focused on maximising the area of amenity space provided to residents.

“The site offers excellent opportunities for community interaction due to its location between a number of key residential developments.

“As such, a key strategy in integrating the development into its locality would be to utilise an area on the site to create a dedicated playspace. This will help to establish a focal point in the streetscape.”

Images courtesy of George Buchanan Architects

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