FLATS Plan For Old Glasgow Fire Station Courtyard Is Rejected

10 November, 2022 | Residential, Listed / Historic Buildings

PLANNERS have refused permission for an apartment development at a former Glasgow fire station.

The proposal by LS Homes aimed to developed a portion of derelict land at the southern end of the courtyard at the former North West fire station, in North Kelvinside.

The rest of the fire station in Kelbourne Street was converted to flats following its closure in the 1990s.

Five two-bedroom flats were proposed plus amenity space, on the Mingarry Street side of the complex.

The applicant said it would be a “high quality, infill, new-build apartment block” along with conversion of vacant accommodation within the original building.

There were around 60 objections to the plan.

Refusing the application, city planners said that, because of its location within a private parking courtyard, the proposal “failed to provide a frontage onto a public street or offer adequate aspect or outlook from the proposed flats”.

This meant it didn’t give “an adequate standard of amenity to future residents”.

North West fire station was built in 1940 and was replaced by the current Maryhill fire station in Maryhill Road.

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