The Glasgow City Development Plan (CDP) (2017) provides the main planning policy framework for determining planning applications within the area.
Within the Glasgow City Development Proposals Map, the site is located within the Laurieston Transformational Regeneration Area (CDP reference H119) and within the City Centre Strategic Economic Investment Location (SEIL). Beyond Carlton Place to the north of the site is the Clyde Walkway Southbank – Clyde Place. The site is also located within the boundary of the Central Conservation Area.
A key outcome of the City Centre Living Strategy (2020), the City Centre Strategic Development Framework (SDF), and the Central District Regeneration Framework (DRF) is the need to repopulate Glasgow’s city centre, to create a more vibrant, inclusive, sustainable and liveable place. The City Centre Living Strategy (2020) aims to double the city centre population of around 20,000 by 2035.
The proposal will deliver on these ambitions to grow the population in the city centre by creating new residential apartments and a commercial use on a sustainable site.
An extract from the Glasgow CDP Proposals Map is provided with the approximate site boundary outlined in red for clarity.
Thirdline Studio are proposing to submit applications for Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent to Glasgow City Council for the conversion of the existing building at 65-73 Carlton Place, the demolition of existing buildings to the rear and the erection of a four storey extension to form new purpose-built Co-living accommodation with the provision of a ground floor commercial unit.
Co-living development comprises purpose-built, managed rental blocks of studio apartments, which offers social living space with shared amenity facilities for residents under a single, professional management arrangement. Located on the banks of the River Clyde, the proposed use will attract an intergenerational range of key workers, temporary workers, recent graduates and young professionals.
The development would deliver up to 155 Co-living studio apartments across the Grade B Listed building and the new building. The studio apartments will range from approximately 22 – 26 sqm. The proposal includes provision of high-quality amenity spaces including communal internal and external amenity space, a rooftop terrace and private amenity spaces. The provision of onsite shared amenity facilities seeks to create a crucial sense of community and inclusivity for residents.
The proposed development will provide high quality Co-living apartments within proximity to the city centre, close to a range of existing public transport hubs and local amenities. Cycle parking will be provided on site for residents use.
The existing Category B building will be sensitively refurbished and the scale and massing of the proposed extension will respect the surrounding site context. The provision of a ground floor commercial unit in addition to the residential use on upper floors will activate the street frontage and improve the overall vitality and safety of the area.