Plans submitted for six boutique homes in Whitecraigs

Artist impression oif the six new homes planned for Giffnock
Artist impression oif the six new homes planned for Giffnock

Plans for a new luxury development of just six bespoke properties have been drawn up for the site of the former Whitecraigs bowling club in Giffnock.

Housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel Homes has submitted plans which draw on the striking architecture they used in the creation of the original Broom Estate in the 1930s.

If approved, the new homes will blend seamlessly into the conservation area.

The centrepiece of the development will be the retention of the former bowling pavilion, which will be adapted and extended to create a luxury bungalow-style family home.

The designs for the other five properties have been inspired by highly acclaimed Mactaggart & Mickel houses from the 1930s.

​​The entrance to each property will feature a slim curved canopy, and windows will be adorned with horizontal ‘astragals’, which were a favoured style of that period. Chimneys will be taller and brick detailing will be a prominent feature.

Andrew Mickel, director, Mactaggart & Mickel Group, said: “Having been brought up in the Broom Estate, I know it is an area full of character, mature gardens and a feeling of space. Our proposals embrace the design ethos of the original Broom Estate and, by creating just six distinctive and luxury homes in an open, landscaped setting, we aim to sympathetically breathe new life back into this site for families to enjoy in the future.”