Broomielaw Quay plans approved
November 2 2011
Masterminded by Capella Developments, the property group behind the neighbouring Atlantic Square development, Broomielaw Quay will comprise four pods accommodating 32,000sq/ft of restaurant/café space and an enclosed winter garden.
A joint venture with Glasgow City Council it is intended to provide a critical mass of pedestrian traffic to the waterfront and the newly opened Tradeston Bridge.
Jim Fitzsimons, chief executive of Capella Group, said the granting of planning permission signalled the development was firmly on track. He said: “This is great news and a real endorsement by Glasgow City Council of our proposals for this site."
Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council said: “The Broomielaw Quay scheme was something we place tremendous value in, and represents another landmark development along the banks of the river."
Fiona Hamilton at Jones Lang LaSalle said: “This is a fantastic development for Glasgow and will provide an exciting new waterfront quarter with a fresh flavour to complement the city’s strong retail and office offers.
“We are currently in discussions with a number of aspirational restaurants who are showing strong interest in the development and will bring a unique casual dining mix including well-known signature chefs and populous restaurant brands, as well as brewery-led bars and, of course, coffee shops.”
It is expected the £10m scheme, designed by GD Lodge, will commence in early 2012 for completion in spring 2013.