A DEVELOPER is proposing to a demolish a Victorian industrial building near Speirs Wharf to make way for build-to-rent flats.
Weiss Development Co. Ltd have submitted a planning application for 124 Craighall Road, near Speirs Wharf, just north of Glasgow city centre.
Sixty apartments would be provided in a five/six storey block. There would be a mix of one, two and three-bedroom flats.
A design document included with the proposal states: “The site was previously under light industrial use and at present the site is occupied by a two‐storey brick building (circa 1896) and a more recent brick extension (circa 1991) along with garages and workshops.
“The original brick building is showing evidence of settlement where cracking and sagging is evident.”
It was not “feasible or practical” to keep the building because of the level of remedial works required.
The statement continues: “Material choices have been predominantly informed by the listed buildings at Speirs Wharf through the use of brick, cladding to reflect the industrial and more recent business park while render is used to soften the and delineate the massing of the development.”
The application is pending consideration by city planners.