DETAILS about a major residential-led development at Cowcaddens have been released as public consultation starts.
Around 570 apartments are proposed for Buchanan House on Cowcaddens Road. The existing vacant office building would be deconstructed, with most of the materials recycled.
A range of blocks, ranging from six to 21 storeys, would be built. Five hundred of the flats would be for rent and 70 for sale.
A statement on the developer’s consultation website explains: “The proposed mixed-use development will provide high quality public amenity including new south-west facing public realm, and active street frontage with local retail and café to better serve the need of the local community.”
“Residents of the new sustainable homes will have access to a plethora of amenity including roof terraces and gardens, lounges, gym and wellness and private dining rooms.
“Residents’ amenity is strategically located to have uninterrupted south-facing views and direct access to green space.
“The highest amenity space is centrally located to create opportunity for elevated south facing panoramic views over the city.”
The overall site is approximately 1.2 hectares, and is largely bound by Port Dundas Road to the west, the HM Passport Office to the north, Glasgow Caledonian University campus to the east, and the British Transport Police base to the south east.