Former 'historic' knitwear factory turned into new housing development 

Cottonyards is built on the site of a 1820's cotton mill in New Gorbals and consists of 100 apartments.

Former knitwear factory turned into a ‘trendy’ new housing development in Glasgow Story Shop via Supplied

A former knitwear factory has been turned into a “trendy” new housing development in Glasgow.

Cottonyards, from Westpoint Homes, consists of 100 apartments, and is located in the New Gorbals area.

The development is housed within the historic TwoMax building, which dates back to the early 1820s originally as a cotton spinning mill before becoming a clothing factory during the late nineteenth century.

Co-owned by ‘the two macs’ – Hugh McClure and Donald McIntosh – the factory produced clothing under the Twomax brand was sold in high-end department stores such as Selfridges, Harrods, and House of Fraser.

The factory, which employed at least five hundred female workers at the time, will now be split into two collections as part of the new development.

The complex is located in the New Gorbals area.Story Shop via Supplied
The apartments in the new development will start from £179,000.Story Shop via Supplied

The first – which is called the OneMax Collection – will offer one and two-bedroom apartments in the new building, whille the second – which is named the TwoMax Collection – will present one and two-bedroom loft-style apartments, loft-style penthouses as well as four-bedroom duplexes.

The apartments in the new development will start from £179,000.

Caryl Speirs from Westpoint Homes said: “The TwoMax building is a remarkable piece of history – and a striking fixture in the area.

“The former factory is the oldest surviving building in Hutchesontown, both a vestige of Glasgow’s textile industry and a symbol of the city’s cultural heritage.

“The Gorbals is fast becoming one of the city’s most popular areas for young professionals – particularly those who are priced out of the West End and Southside.

“The Gorbals also boasts a 20-minute neighbourhood, part of Glasgow’s Liveable Neighbourhoods plan which aims to ensure residents all across Glasgow can access key services in their local area within 20 minutes by either active travel or public transport.

“Although steeped in history, the Cottonyards development consists of modern and stylish apartments, with over 30 differing styles across the two collections – all in an area that is fast rising in popularity.

“With the flats situated on the corner of Commercial Road, the local area has plenty of amenities including schools, local shops and excellent transport links.”

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