New plans to build 1500 city centre homes at former goods yard

An application has been lodged for the homes to be built near Glasgow’s High Street.

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Plans have been submitted for more than 1500 of homes to be built in the city centre of Glasgow as part of a new ‘urban neighbourhood’.

The application has outlined homes as well as retail, leisure, and food and drink venues to be built at the former High Street goods yard site.

The revised plans have been submitted by rent specialists Get Living and architecture firm Stallan Brand, who originally secured planning permission in 2018 for 700 rental homes.

Spanning a seven and a half-acre site between Collegelands and Bell Street, the urban neighbourhood project has been identified as an “enhanced gateway” away from Glasgow’s city centre.

If approved, the updated plans would include 823 rental apartments, 687 student homes, and 411 square metres for business, retail, and leisure facilities.

A design statement from Stallan Brand read: “The proposals will create a high quality residential neighbourhood supported by a mix of new green spaces, amenity provision and ground floor commercial uses.

“The development will create a vibrant urban quarter that is well integrated with its wider urban context, unlocking new pedestrian and cycle connections to the east of the city centre.

“At its core, the High Street Goodsyard vision will deliver an intergenerational community combining build-to-rent and student provision within a cohesive neighbourhood that services the needs of a diverse community.

“As well as providing new commercial spaces within the site, the development will positively contribute to the wider local economy, bringing increased footfall to surrounding high streets.

“The proposals will deliver a significant amount of new green space providing a mix of informal and formal play as well as a range of amenity spaces for residents and the wider community to enjoy.”

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