£150m plans for 300 homes on shopping arcade site green lit

Glasgow's Shawlands Arcade is set to be transformed into three buildings up to 14 storeys tall.

Plans to build 329 flats in Glasgow’s Shawlands approved in £150m home development decision cavendishconsulting via Supplied

Glasgow councillors have approved a major plan to build 329 flats on the Shawlands Arcade site.

The £150m development project will include the demolition of the southern portion of the shopping centre which will be replaced with 14 studios, 166 one-bedroom homes, 145 two-bedroom flats and four apartments with three bedrooms.

There will be three buildings measuring from five to 14 storeys with a central plaza at the Kilmarnock Road site, while the ground floor will have a retail space with shops and other services.

The development, the first phase of two planned for the project, was put forward by Clydebuilt Limited Partnership and faced 186 objections.

However, the plans have now been approved and are expected to “provide employment opportunities for local residents and businesses”.

Neal Jamieson, Director at Ediston Real Estate, co-owners of Clydebuilt, said: “We are delighted that the first phase of our proposals to redevelop Shawlands Arcade has been approved.

“Following extensive consultation with the local community and other key stakeholders, this marks a significant milestone in unlocking the site’s potential and delivering transformational change in Shawlands.

“Centered on meeting the needs of modern-day Shawlands, the proposals involve the construction of much-needed new rental homes, modern retail units, and carefully thought-out public spaces, in place of the old 1960s Arcade.

“As we move forward, we look forward to bringing our regenerative vision to life, contributing to the long-term growth of one of Glasgow’s most vibrant neighbourhoods.

Founding Director of architecture firm HAUS Collective, Murray Henderson, added: “We’re thrilled that the proposed redevelopment of the dated 1960s shopping arcade has reached this important milestone.

“Proposals have followed a comprehensive design process informed by a specialist consultant team, invaluable feedback from local stakeholders, and collaborative discussions with the Glasgow City Council Planning Authority.

“Our design approach has embraced both the constraint and opportunity presented by this hugely challenging urban site, and whilst protecting and enhancing the wider urban context, proposals present a vibrant, dynamic development focused on the importance of community, presenting a significant regeneration opportunity at the heart of Shawlands.”

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