First look at new Cathcart site as planning application lodged

11/05/2023
Cala at Cathcart - CGI

CALA Homes (West), together with Celeros FT, has reached a significant milestone for its proposed housing development in Cathcart with the submission of a formal planning application that sets out the vision, design, and aesthetic of the site.

Alongside the planning application, Cala Homes (West) has released a first look CGI of the new site, The Foundry, that demonstrates the housebuilder’s vision to bring 277 apartments, landscaping, and associated amenities to Glasgow’s southside.

The Cathcart site is currently owned by Celeros FT and was previously used by its ClydeUnion Pumps business. The American-headquartered company appointed Cala Homes (West) as its preferred residential development delivery partner in October 2022, with an ambition to deliver a new-build residential development on the surplus land.

If the planning application is successful, Cala will be looking to invest £67m into the site, which will secure over 1,000 jobs during the construction period, delivering an additional economic boost of over £6 million annually. 

Moray Stewart, Land Director at Cala Homes (West) said: “The submission of the planning application is a considerable milestone for the team who have been working to bring the Cathcart vision to life for many months now.

“We know there is significant demand in the southside for quality, sustainable housing and we are confident that our proposed development meets these requirements.

“The site proposal has considered green space, biodiversity and connectivity to the surrounding area as well as sustainability measures including new, inclusive pedestrian and cycle pathways, improvements to the local road network, and infrastructure to enable electric vehicle charging.

“We will work alongside current landowners, Celeros FT, to transform this current brownfield site into a vibrant new community – not only to reinforce our commitment to bringing sustainable homes to local people, but also to stimulate localised growth and investment across Scotland over the next 25 years.”

Celeros FT manufactures and maintains pumps, valves, closures, and other fluid handling equipment for customers operating in the renewable, defence, nuclear, oil and gas and water treatment sectors. It purchased the Cathcart site from SPX FLOW in 2020, bringing ClydeUnion Pumps under its umbrella of brands. 

The much-needed new apartments will be spacious, energy efficient and cater to the needs of a range of households. The development will provide more green space to the neighbourhood, with valuable landscaped gardens that include play areas and seating nestled amidst native plants to support biodiversity. 

The external designs have been carefully considered to be complementary to the site surroundings and are proposed to enhance the current streetscape.

Cala Homes (West) is opting for a variety of brick finishes that work with the existing tones of the neighbourhood.

Stewart McDonald MP, Glasgow South, said: “I welcome Cala and Celeros’ plan to invest millions of pounds in the area, which would not only deliver an additional economic boost but also secure thousands of jobs locally.

“Celeros FT already has over 140 years of heritage in the Southside, with ClydeUnion Pumps Cathcart being a strategic supplier in supporting Energy Transition and Security, in many cases offering single source be-spoke solutions, and further support in local assets from this established employer will be more than welcome. 

“Investment not only offers opportunity for local business continuity, but also employee security and growth for key Glasgow South businesses and the local supply chain for the foreseeable future.”

For further information on the current plans for the site and to stay updated with the status of the planning application, please visit: https://www.cala.co.uk/land-planning/current-planning-applications/scotland-planning-applications/planning-applications-in-glasgow/inverlair-avenue-cathcart/

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