DESIGNS for a development of flats near the Forth and Clyde Canal at Anniesland have been submitted to city planners.
A joint planning application has been lodged by CCG (Scotland) Ltd, Partick Housing Association and Hanover Scotland to transform a site between Bearsden Road and Crow Road in Anniesland.
The proposals include demolition of the former Temple Hills Sawmill offices, which operated from the site in the 1930s.
The building — some of which is C-listed — was later the Canal Bar and Restaurant but has been vacant since 2004.
The development — 46 one and two-bedroom affordable flats spread across two blocks –would be known as The Sawmills
Twenty-four of the flats have been designed for older people and would be managed by Hanover. There would be a mix of private and communal green space and resident parking.
CCG director, Calum Murray said: “The proposals for ‘The Sawmills’ were derived after an extensive period of assessment by our design team who tested and exhausted every avenue to retain the building –- a part of which is category C-listed.
“Our assessment evidenced that, because of the significant state of disrepair, the retention of the building in any form was not economically viable. Instead, the building will be replaced by a contemporary and sustainable low-carbon development that will address key strategic objectives of Glasgow City Council by improving the supply of affordable housing in the west of the City.
“The Sawmills is the latest of many initiatives to contribute towards and advantage from The Glasgow Canal Project -– real change is taking place around and along the canal, creating a safe and enjoyable outdoor space, and a positive resource which will help breathe new life and vitality into local communities. Never has this been more necessary.”
He added: “As a new gateway to Glasgow, ‘The Sawmills’ has the potential to be a very exciting development and we look forward to continuing our partnership with Partick Housing Association with a view to commencing construction in mid-2021.”
Partick Housing Association chief executive, Stewart MacKenzie said: “At Partick Housing Association, we’re committed to providing more high quality and affordable homes within the West End. We’re delighted to be working with partners to bring this key site in Anniesland to life to meet local housing needs.”
Hanover Scotland director for asset management, Mark Ferey, said: “Hanover are delighted to be working in partnership with both Partick HA and CCG to deliver much-needed amenity housing for older people in the Anniesland area”