OVER-55s Housing Block Proposed For Prominent Southside Site

9 December, 2021 | Residential

How the development is expected to look

PLANNING permission is being sought for a residential building at the Battlefield Rest junction in Langside.

Thirty-six affordable-rent flats for over-55s are being proposed by Sanctuary Housing.

The building would be on the former Queen’s Park School at the junction of Grange Road, Prospecthill Road and Battlefield Road, across from the former Victoria Infirmary, itself subject of a major redevelopment.

A view of the site form May 2018

A design statement including with the application explains: “The massing of the building picks up on the form of the Battlefield Rest (albeit on a larger scale), and also follows some of the form cues of ‘The Victoria’ opposite.

“The roof line brings character to the development and the balconies, both projecting and cut into the building, create form and depth to the elevations.”

How the development is expected to look

The statement continues: “The Prospecthill Road site has the potential to complete a complex and more thoughtful redevelopment of an important and historic area of Glasgow’s Southside.

“Any new building should be confident in its identity whilst complementing and respecting the existing and proposed context.

“It should also be careful to recognise its complex context incluidng two-storey housing, retail, new development and a new hospital.”

The application is pending assessment by Glasgow City planners.

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