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Burnbank Gardens Development

Architect's Impression of Proposals, North Elevation 25 Burnbank Gardens

25 Burnbank Gardens is Queens Cross Housing Association’s latest new build development project.

The Association intends to build 48 flats on this site, all for social rent.  The flats have been designed to meet the needs of elderly people, in line with the Council’s brief for the project.  The project is being developed in partnership with Glasgow West Housing Association developed and consists of two closes of flats, with 24 flats in each close.  When the new building is completed, the close nearest to Burnbank Terrace will be owned and let by Queens Cross Housing Association and the close nearest to Napiershall Street will be owned and let by Glasgow West Housing Association. 

The Association’s Planning Application for the site was approved by Glasgow City Council on March 9th 2021 and the application can be seen here: 

25 Burnbank Gardens Planning Application

Housing Mix

The development will provide 31 one bedroom and 17 two bedroom flats over six floors.  Four of the ground floor flats have been designed for wheelchair users.  32 of the upper floor flats have their own balcony and each flat also has access to a shared balcony at the rear on each floor, overlooking the new back court.  The eight ground floor flats are main door flats and each have their own front and back gardens.  There are lifts in both closes serving the upper floors. 

The typical floor plans for the development can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.

Next Steps

The site is currently occupied by a disused hostel, owned by Glasgow City Council, which has been vacant for about five years.  QCHA is now negotiating the acquisition of the hostel with City Property.  The hostel will need to be demolished before any new building work can start. 

Existing Hostel at 25 Burnbank Gardens

Delivery Timescale

At present it is difficult to predict when any work, either demolition or new build, is likely to start.  About half of the funding for the project comes from the Scottish Government’s grant programme for new housing.  In Glasgow this grant is allocated to projects by Glasgow City Council.  We are hopeful that this project will be prioritised for funding in 2021/22and we’re discussing the delivery timescale with GCC.   This will be announced here once its confirmed.

Impact on Burnbank Gardens

The project does not involve any work to the central gardens.  However, some of the upper branches of the large trees on the South side of the garden are currently overhanging the site.  These branches will need to be trimmed back slightly to allow the building to be built. 

New Back Court

The small trees in the back yard of the hostel will be removed to allow the new back court to be formed.  The back court will include drying areas, bin stores, bicycle storage, an energy centre, sustainable drainage, and landscapes areas for residents’ use.  There are 24 parking spaces accessed off Napiershall Street Lane.

The site plan for the development can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.

Allocation of the Flats

When the building is nearing completion the flats will be allocated in line with the each Association’s allocation policies.  It’s not possible to reserve a flat in advance.  Any updates on the allocation and application process will be posted here.

For more information on the Burnbank Gardens development, get in touch with us on 0808 143 2002 or


25 Burnbank Gardens Typical Floor Plans

25 Burnbank Gardens Site Plan