Planning permission granted for ‘boutique’ Giffnock housing development

Housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel Homes has been given planning permission to build an exclusive development of six bespoke properties on the site of the former Whitecraigs bowling club in Giffnock.

Due to begin on site in Autumn next year, the showpiece of the development will be the former ‘art deco’ bowling pavilion which will be retained, adapted and extended to create a bungalow-style family home.

Mactaggart & Mickel Homes created the original and much-loved Broom Estate in the 1930s and its designs will incorporate the same striking architecture as they built nearly a century ago, to blend seamlessly into the conservation area.

To complement the style of that period, all the properties will be detached with white walls, red brick bases and tall chimneys. The homes will include one three-bedroom home, one four-bedroom home and four five-bedroom homes, all with private driveways and garages.

Local MSP Jackson Carlaw said: “Mactaggart & Mickel Homes are a local company with strong links within this community – having designed and built the highly regarded Broom Estate. I’m delighted that plans have been approved to sympathetically develop just six homes on this iconic site, which is perfectly in keeping with the character of this conservation area.”

Andrew Mickel, director, Mactaggart & Mickel Group, said: “We are proud of our heritage within this local area. We received fantastic feedback from the community about our plans for this new development and we look forward to writing the next chapter of the Broom Estate’s lasting legacy by creating stylish, quality homes for the next generation of families to enjoy.”

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