CCG and partners submit plans to build residential project in Scotland
July 28, 2020 – CCG (Scotland), Partick Housing Association and Hanover Scotland have submitted a joint planning application for the development of a new residential building on a vacant site in Anniesland, near Glasgow, Scotland.
The three companies are working with MAST Architects. The new site has been named ‘The Sawmills’ a name derived from the erstwhile Temple Hills Sawmill that once occupied the site in the 1930s. It includes the demolition of the former Canal Bar and Restaurant, which has been vacant since 2004.
CCG director Calum Murray said: “The proposals for ‘The Sawmills’ were derived after an extensive period of assessment by our Design Team who tested and exhausted every avenue to retain the building – a part of which is category C-listed.
“Our assessment evidenced that, because of the significant state of disrepair, the retention of the building in any form was not economically viable. Instead, the building will be replaced by a contemporary and sustainable low-carbon development that will address key strategic objectives of Glasgow City Council by improving the supply of affordable housing in the west of the City.
“The Sawmills is the latest of many initiatives to contribute towards and advantage from The Glasgow Canal Project – real change is taking place around and along the canal, creating a safe and enjoyable outdoor space, and a positive resource which will help breathe new life and vitality into local communities. Never has this been more necessary.”
Development on the site will lead to the construction of 46 one- and two-bedroom affordable apartments spread across two blocks. Upon completion, 24 flats in the building will be allotted for older people and will be managed by Hanover.
Furthermore, the development will also include a mix of private and communal green space and resident parking.
Partick Housing Association CEO Stewart MacKenzie said: “At Partick Housing Association, we’re committed to providing more high quality and affordable homes within the West End. We’re delighted to be working with partners to bring this key site in Anniesland to life to meet local housing needs.”