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PROPOSED Flats Would Be “Confident And Beautiful” Addition To West End Streetscape

AN application to demolish an empty West End office building and replace it with flats has been submitted to Glasgow City planners.

Nineteen flats over four floors are being proposed for the site between Fergus Drive and Wilton Street, near Queen Margaret Drive.

The current building also formerly housed a Curves gym on the ground floor.

The new development would have six two-bedroom flats and 13 three-bedroom flats.

A design document submitted by Holmes Miller Architects, on behalf of the applicant Rossweir Ltd, states: “It is to be a confident and beautiful addition to the West End streetscape, providing a rich landmark at the start of the city block stretching back east from Queen Margaret Drive.”

It continues: “It will provide high-quality flatted accommodation for purchasers who appreciate West End living and will remediate the street experience for pedestrians by replacing the dilapidated office block that exists on the site at present.

“The site will benefit from a tenement-sized development which will act as a positive contribution to the cityscape.”

Each flat would have a parking space within the site and a place to store a bicycle.

Vehicle access would be taken from Fergus Drive into a lower ground car park.

The proposal is awaiting assessment by city officials.