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16 storey Tradeston tower on the horizon

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July 29 2016

16 storey Tradeston tower on the horizon
Drum Property Group have prepared an EIA screening request for a significant mixed use development at Tradeston, Glasgow, incorporating office space, retail, restaurants and bars.

Facing Clyde Place and extending to West, Centre and Kingston Street’s the 2.4ha scheme will encompass two city blocks currently in use as warehousing and car parking which essentially resembles two traffic islands.

In a statement Zander Planning wrote that this work will require Clyde Place to be ‘stopped up’ to facilitate development including 918,000sq/ft of office space, some of which will be located in a 16 storey tower.

Up to six other buildings will step up in height from six storeys with ground floor areas given over to other commercial uses.

A formal planning application is expected by October.


9 Comments

Yaldy
#1 Posted by Yaldy on 29 Jul 2016 at 17:36 PM
Delighted to hear there's development planned on this chronic piece of land. 16 storeys sounds excessive, but will reserve further comment till drawings are released, if and when
Charlie_
#2 Posted by Charlie_ on 29 Jul 2016 at 20:45 PM
A 918k sq/f office development in Tradeston will complete the day a boat parades a World Cup winning scotland squad past it down the crowd lined clyde
Terra
#3 Posted by Terra on 30 Jul 2016 at 15:21 PM
Sounds good!
A Local Pleb
#4 Posted by A Local Pleb on 1 Aug 2016 at 13:36 PM
I can only hope on this occasion Drum place a greater emphasis on imaginative and inspiring design that is somewhat lacking from a many of their previous developments.
Billy
#5 Posted by Billy on 2 Aug 2016 at 00:44 AM
And not before time. Too many gap sites along the Clyde. From city centre to Clydebank and from city centre to Govan . But let's have some developments worth showcasing. The eighties bland blocks in Tradeston across the water from the financial district are an example of what not to build. These buildings have not dated well and are an embarrassment in such a prime location and next to a gem of a building in the old Co op building crowned with its new lady of light.
ewan sime
#6 Posted by ewan sime on 2 Aug 2016 at 13:42 PM
The 4 or 5 storey warehouse block that is mentioned here on Kingston street is owned by a lad I know, and as far as I`m aware is not for sale. He has 2/3 shop units in it at the moment and has plans for a café and more shop units within this building that he has been gradually doing up. He also hosted an arts event in the building just a short while ago. Is this building not included within the development or is the proposal to flatten it? Also isn't there a homeless hostel within bounds of this site too?
Terra
#7 Posted by Terra on 3 Aug 2016 at 18:01 PM
#5 quite right you are sir.
Terra
#8 Posted by Terra on 3 Aug 2016 at 18:06 PM
#6 if that warehouse you mention is a historic building, ie Victorian, then surely it must be kept and somehow incorporated into the new development. If it is indeed part of the proposed site.
We should be looking to preserve every old Georgian/Victorian era building. There's almost an entire streets length of old derelict warehouse type buildings on Scotland Street that need spruced up and converted. It's a crying shame. At the very least keep the nice facades.
Glen Ferguson
#9 Posted by Glen Ferguson on 22 Aug 2017 at 19:40 PM
Everything between Kingston street and Clyde Place is within the site. There is a Council Assessment Centre within Clyde place which will no doubt move to another Council office. Remant kings has already moved and are now in Howard Street.

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