Plans lodged for three residential blocks in Finnieston



A leisure club in Glasgow’s Finnieston district will make way for three residential blocks consisting of 195 flats under proposals newly lodged to the local authority.

The planning application by Hampshire Pension Fund is seeking permission for 37 one-bedroom, 140 two-bedroom and 18 three-bedroom flats at the Nuffield Glasgow West End fitness and wellbeing facility on Minerva Way.

Each flat would have a sheltered recessed balcony and all would be fully accessible via lift.

Architects at Carson & Partners said the proposal would complement Drum Property Group’s under-construction G3 Square by connecting it to the existing Admiral’s Gate estate with a tenement-scale ‘courtyard’ addition.

A statement included with planning documents explained: “The site currently comprises the semi-industrial building housing the gym, in one corner, with the majority of the site being exposed Tarmac area.

“The proposal looks to connect the existing development of Admirals Gate with the emerging Drum residential development, connecting and completing this new residential quarter with a clear street pattern and sense of enclosure.

“The proposal comprises three buildings. A courtyard building and two freestanding island buildings. The courtyard building is of a tenement scale and proportion, predominantly five storeys.

“The freestanding island buildings are linked with a semi-private landscaped entrance courtyard and private amenity space. These twinned buildings look out towards the SECC and allow views through for those on the new street.

“They are raised a further storey above the courtyard building repeating the height of the adjacent Drum island building.”

The statement added: “In line with the council’s strategy for housing delivery, the proposed development will provide residential development in a sustainable, accessible and sought-after residential location.”

Images courtesy of Carson & Partners



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