HUNDREDS of new homes with roof gardens are planned at the site of a former railway station in a protected area of Glasgow’s West End.

KR Developments Residential Ltd is seeking approval for a substantial project on vacant land at Beith Street at the site of the old Partick Central Station, which closed in the 1960s.

The plans lodged with Glasgow City Council include a residential development together with shop and potential for a cafe or restaurant with parking and landscaped gardens.

The site is described as bordering the River Kelvin, Castlebank Street, Beith Street and Benalder Street and lies between two blocks of student accommodation.

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It is understood the intention is to build four multi-storey blocks, with retail, restaurant or cafe at ground level and a riverside walkway with buildings ranging from nine to 15 floors.
The plans are included in a list of council applications dated May 5-11.

Partick Central railway station was built in the 1890s by the Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway Company.

The railway line ran along the north bank of the Clyde, from Stobcross to Dumbarton via bustling industrial centres such as Scotstoun, Yoker, Clydebank and Bowling

The station was renamed Kelvin Hall in 1959, as it was in the vicinity of the building of that name, and was close, but not attached to, the Partick Cross station on the Glasgow Subway.

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Passenger and goods services to the station ceased in 1964 when it closed as part of the Beeching cuts to rail services across the UK. 

It has been vacant since the railway sidings were removed in 1978 and the station building was demolished in 2007.
KR Developments is behind a project to build 430 student flats at 366 Cathedral Street 
in Glasgow.