Backlash over plans to demolish listed ‘uncommon’ Artwork Deco constructing in Anniesland for studios

Backlash over plans to demolish listed 'rare' Art Deco building in Anniesland for flats

Plans to demolish a historic Artwork Deco constructing within the west finish have been met with anger.

Builders need to flatten the previous Sawmills workplace in Anniesland to construct 46 one and two-bedroom reasonably priced flats.

The listed constructing on Bearsden Street dates again to 1938 and has been described as a ‘uncommon survivor of Glasgow’s Artwork Deco’.

In 2008, the constructing was entered on the Buildings at Danger Register for Scotland, as a result of deterioration in its situation.

Former MP Paul Sweeney is amongst those that have objected to the plans stating that the justification of demolition is ‘flimsy’.

The proposals for ‘The Sawmills’ embrace the demolition of the previous Canal Bar and Restaurant.

The politician states: “The constructing stays of particular architectural curiosity, befitting its listed standing.

“Charles McKean’s ‘The Scottish Thirties’ notes it’s a uncommon survivor of a moderne model industrial constructing from the interval: “a pleasant little instance of a extra artistic use of brick will be seen in John Laird’s places of work for Robertson Dunn Sawmills at Anniesland, the entrance aspect of which, designed to impress passing motorists, is a mix of probably the most up-to-date motifs: portholes, a projecting semi-circular tower capped with a sq. pediment and a flagpole.”

“Issues with foundations seem speculative and overstated. The research admits this can’t be confirmed with out additional investigation. The foundations coped with a 1998 extension to type a microbrewery, which suggests this concern is being overstated.

“Complete demolition of the listed constructing will not be important to attain financial reactivation of the location.

“Additionally it is unknown why façade retention will not be in a position to yield greater than the 37 flats achieved by retaining the constructing in its entirety. “

As beforehand reported by Glasgow Reside , the joint software, submitted by CCG (Scotland) Ltd, Partick Housing Affiliation and Hanover Scotland, would see the development of 46 one and two-bedroom reasonably priced flats unfold throughout two blocks and a mixture of non-public and communal inexperienced area and resident parking.

24 flats inside the improvement can be amenity flats – particularly designed for older individuals.

The plans are on account of go earlier than Glasgow Metropolis Council.

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