A NEW bid is being made to build flats at a Calton site currently occupied by a shop, a takeaway, a pub and an old engineering workshop.
A planning application has been submitted for land surrounded by the Graham Square apartment buildings on the Gallowgate.
If approved, a four-storey block containing 20 apartments would replace several shop units, the Wee Mans Bar and the former workshop of butcher equipment suppliers MacNaughton & Watson.
Permission was previously sought for 42 flats and two shops but was rejected for various reasons, including overdevelopment.
The revised proposal would have 12 one-bedroom flats and eight with two bedrooms, each with a balcony. There would be a pend through to a rear courtyard with 22 parking spaces.
A statement including with the application explains: “The design of the block is envisaged as a contemporary interpretation of the traditional four-storey Glasgow tenement.
“The site…remains the only undeveloped site nestling between two modern housing association developments of a quality design.
“We have adjusted the quality of the aesthetics of the design to arrive at a solution we feel is more characteristic of the Gallowgate frontage as it exists today.”
The proposal is pending consideration by city planners.