PLANNERS have agreed that a three-storey rooftop extension can be added to an empty city centre office building as part of a plan to turn it into apartments.
Eight flats will be formed on the upper storeys and on the new floors at Campbell House, 215 West Campbell Street, Glasgow.
There will be a communal roof garden. The ground floor will remain for office use.
The application was approved by planning officers who stated: “The proposal will return an active use to the long-term vacant office building. This shall assist in increasing the residential population of the city centre. The provision of residential accommodation in this location will contribute towards building a sustainable city centre community whilst supporting the city centre economy.”
“The change of use has been designed to deliver appropriate urban residential amenity
standards, with the benefit of a private roof terrace for external amenity.
“A number of the units provide three-bed accommodation therefore are of a size that may be suitable to families. As the proposal is car-free, it also supports the development of sustainable communities.
“The roof-top extension is considered to be have been designed to respond appropriately to the existing building, utilising materials to match existing and introducing a modern high quality metal cladding.”