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A FORMER police station on Argyle Street could be demolished to make way for flats and retail units.

Westpoint Homes has submitted an application to Glasgow City Council requesting permission to knock down Cranstonhill Police Station and build 84 flats.

The development, on land at Finnieston Cross, would also include six ground floor units and parking.

A planning report states: "The proposal will involve the demolition of the former police station building currently occupying the site and its replacement with a new development to complete this section of Argyle Street.

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"It will deliver high quality residential properties and associated ground floor retail within the existing urban context of Argyle Street."

Westpoint Homes would provide a mix of one and two bed flats and penthouses. Some properties will have balconies while others will have private gardens.

There would be one three bed penthouse included in the development.

The plans show 31 car parking spaces would be made available to residents and 108 spaces are proposed for bike storage.

However "due to the physical constraints of the site", the developer says "it is not feasible to provide outdoor sports provision, allotments and children's play on the site".

"It is proposed that an equivalent financial contribution be paid towards open space provision."

The report adds: "The site offers a fantastic opportunity to reinstate the urban fabric of this part of Argyle Street following on from the recently completed adjacent Sanctuary Housing Association development to the east.

"Creating new active retail street frontages at ground level will support the growing local business community in Finnieston.

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"Density is a key component of the city skyline and the proposed development seeks to contribute positively to this while knitting together adjacent streetscapes through the creation of distinctive elevations that reflect a modern interpretation of the tenemental fabric which underpins so much of the adjoining area."

'Amenity decks' on the first-floor and roof would by accessible to all residents and "provide high quality outdoor shared amenity". "It will accommodate seating and planting," the developer adds.