APARTMENTS Plan For Finnieston Foundry Site

29 July, 2021 | Residential, Listed / Historic Buildings

A DEVELOPER is proposing demolition of Finnieston’s former foundry building to make way for a 10-storey block of flats.

Nevis Properties is starting pre-application consultation over the plan for 131 Minerva Street, which is currently used for offices.

The building would contain around 60 apartments, a mixture of one, two and three bedroom units.

An online consultation design document states: “The simple response to the site would be to develop an L-shaped block with massing fronting both the Minerva Street and West Greenhill Place boundaries.

“We are however concerned by the potential challenge this presents on massing affecting density, and indeed the quality of amenity space as a result of shading from the massing itself.

“In response to this, south facing external amenity spaces are positioned at the corner and along West Greenhill Place, enjoying elevated views across the river.”

The developer hopes to submit a planning application in the autumn.

Earlier this year, proposals for a student accommodation block on the site were revealed although no planning application for that scheme has so far been forthcoming.

The former brass foundry building is not listed.

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