Scottish housebuilder Springfield Properties has unveiled plans to convert a long-disused site in Glasgow into a 237-home resi-led development.
Springfield has has submitted plans to Glasgow City Council to convert the 2.3-hectare Dalmarnock site opposite Glasgow train station, which has been derelict since 1960, into a new “urban hub for the East End”. The proposals include two and three-bedroom homes in four, five and six-storey apartment blocks and a retail element plus public realm.
The proposed development sits within the area covered by the Clyde Gateway Regeneration programme, an initiative by Glasgow City Council, South Lanarkshire Council and Scottish Enterprise to regenerate 840-hectares of Glasgow’s East End over a 20-year period running up to 2028.
The regeneration programme also wants to establish the area, which was a key site for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, as a business hub with property management company Speirs Gumley having recently signed to move its headquarters to the Red Tree Magenta building.
Springfield managing director Tom Leggeat said: “The submission of this planning application represents a significant step forward in delivering much-needed affordable housing in the east end of Glasgow which is undergoing significant regeneration. Clyde Gateway Regeneration is already seeing results, particularly after the success of the 2014 Common Wealth Athletes Village.
“The on-going development of the Magenta commercial centre offering 1million sq ft of office space has the potential to create 12,000 jobs in Clyde Gateway which will also boost the area. We’re excited to play our part by building 204 affordable good quality homes. Each home will also be highly energy efficient which will keep running costs low for the residents. The development is a stone’s throw from a local train station and along key bus routes so is ideally located to travel into the centre of Glasgow.