TERRACE Inspired By Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson Proposed For Garage Site

23 March, 2022 | Residential

CONSULTATION has started over plans for a residential development of more than 100 flats on Glasgow’s South Side.

Arnold Clark hope to get proposals approved for their former garage site at 134 Nithsdale Drive, Strathbungo, with a view to a sale to a developer.

A sketchbook has been published online showing architecture firm Page\Park’s “initial thinking”.

It states: “The site sits between the East Pollokshields and Strathbungo Conservation Areas which contain high numbers of listed buildings.

“Our design seeks to ‘fill the gap’, complementing the scale and aspirations of surrounding buildings with particular reference to the work of Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson whose Category A-listed terrace Moray Place faces on to the site.”

The document continues: “Our key move is to complete the radial pattern of roads initiated in the Thomson Strathbungo masterplan in the late 19th century by placing a continuous terrace along Nithsdale Drive.”

The rear of the terrace would have courtyard squares and communal gardens. The ends of the terrace would be curved with open lattice ‘turrets’.

There would be 106 flats for sale, 21 with one bedroom, 75 with two bedrooms, eight three-bedroom duplexes and two four-bedroom deuplexes.

There would be 106 car parking spaces, a mix of surface and below-deck spaces.

It’s intended that a planning application be submitted in May or June. Subject to planning consent and a development partner being secured, it is hoped that development could commence around May 2023.

In the meantime, discussions are on-going between Arnold Clark and Network Rail which could see the site used as a temporary site compound during bridge improvement works at Nithsdale Road.

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