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Keppie go back to the drawing board for Anderston Quay masterplan

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August 17 2016

Keppie go back to the drawing board for Anderston Quay masterplan
Keppie have held a pre-application consultation for planning permission in principle to erect a mixed use quarter centred on a ‘boulevard’ along Warroch Street, Anderston, on behalf of developer XLB.

Central Quay will be phased in over the coming years with the first element scheduled to be a signature office block fronting the Clydeside Expressway followed by a hotel, further commerical space office and a series a waterfront residential buildings capped by a tower of around 15 storeys.

Designed to plug into the city centre using existing connections pedestrians will be drawn in via an ‘arrivals space’ to the north east corner of the plot at the top end of Warroch Street which will connect to a central square by way of a diagonal pedestrian route.

Opportunities for ground floor activation will be inserted throughout this avenue in order to draw pedestrians through the development to the riverfront walkway.

Basement parking will be provided throughout in addition to several private roof gardens and a resident’s courtyard.

A planning application is expected within the next three weeks.


This article was updated at 18:49 to reflect the fact that as things stand an office block to the north will be the first delivered component of the masterplan, not the hotel as originally stated.
A landscaped public square will form the heart of Central Quay
A landscaped public square will form the heart of Central Quay
Development will be phased over a number of years
Development will be phased over a number of years

5 Comments

Donnie
#1 Posted by Donnie on 17 Aug 2016 at 16:19 PM
To be fair, from that image it doesn't look like it really left a drawing board in the first place...
MoFloBro
#2 Posted by MoFloBro on 18 Aug 2016 at 08:35 AM
Given the location, wedged into the corner of the express way and the M8, they can build whatever they want - the top end of Warroch Street is pretty much a lost cause.
My only concern is the increase in pedestrians around Anderson cross, getting from the train station to Warren street is a death defying, thrill-a-minute adventure.
Terra
#3 Posted by Terra on 19 Aug 2016 at 05:33 AM
Dae it!
Anon
#4 Posted by Anon on 19 Aug 2016 at 11:57 AM
Keppie at least are the right choice. I mean, just look at their successful projects all along the river front from Broomielaw to Atlantic Quay. The experience. Oh God the experience.
Charlie_
#5 Posted by Charlie_ on 22 Aug 2016 at 18:12 PM
This seems a much more promising and urban interation than the earlier proposal - looks good. But then so do about a dozen other currently stalled office led Glasgow proposals....

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