Abandoned Glasgow West End property set to be demolished

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The property near Gartnavel Hospital has been derelict for well over a decade

A large abandoned house in the West End which has been lying empty for years is set to be demolished and turned into two luxury homes.

Permission has been granted for the boarded up derelict property at 1016 Great Western Road to be knocked down and replaced with two roomy flats. The owner of the site had been planning to build a new family home on the land after buying the property in 2006 but the financial crash in 2008 delayed the bid. Covid further held up the project according to a design statement lodged with Glasgow City Council.

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In the latest plans, applicant Adele Reilly decided each flat should have three large double bedrooms and a bigger living area resulting “in much more luxury feeling accommodation overall.”

The design statement said: “The applicant is keen for the proposal to be built to a high standard with luxury features and finishes and the building should be energy efficient and inexpensive to heat.” It added: “The proposed design is to demolish the existing house and garage and replace with a new, detached, two storey building in the same position as the existing house and maintaining existing building lines.”

There will be a flat on the ground floor and first floor of the new build and residents will have their own private entrances, garden and parking spaces. The building is to have “high levels of insulation” and will boast “air source heat pumps” and solar panels, the statement explained.

It continued: “External finishes will be of a high quality and the external look of the building has been designed to be a modern reference to the sandstone villas of the area, with the overall appearance of a single dwelling house, in keeping with the massing and character of the local area.”

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Ms Reilly’s latest planned alterations got the go-ahead this month for the demolition of the house and garage, the erection of two flats with car parking, a bin store and fencing with a variation to a previous planning consent. The decision was issued yesterday.

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