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Pacific Quay vision foresees new homes, offices and a micro-distillery

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June 21 2017

Pacific Quay vision foresees new homes, offices and a micro-distillery
Drum Property Group will set out its stall for the development of Glasgow’s Pacific Quay on Thursday at a public exhibition outlining its intent to progress homes, offices, restaurants and a new micro-distillery and visitor centre at the riverfront site.

Scottish Enterprise has appointed Drum to redevelop 7.5 acres of land off Pacific Drive, one of the last parcels of land to come up for development in a wider masterplan for the area.

Graeme Bone, Drum’s group managing director said: “Pacific Quay is now Scotland's most important location for broadcasting, media, digital and the creative industries.

“Our ambition is to create a vibrant urban quarter that will be occupied 24 hours a day, bringing life to what is currently an under used area. We want to realise the ambition of Scottish Enterprise to deliver a prosperous and attractive destination that will appeal to a wide range of occupiers - including homes, offices, restaurants and visitor attractions.”

The public exhibition will be held within The Hub building at Pacific Quay on 22 June as part of the pre-planning process.

5 Comments

Steppish
#1 Posted by Steppish on 21 Jun 2017 at 13:26 PM
Oh hope it's a surface carpark!
trendy wendy
#2 Posted by trendy wendy on 21 Jun 2017 at 16:08 PM
micro distillery! how on trend. pretty sure there's currently one of these being built directly over the river too. maybe one day every gap site can have its own micro distillery?
George
#3 Posted by George on 22 Jun 2017 at 13:38 PM
Hope this a good quality development rather than a necessary gap filler.
Also what happened to the floating homes project for the Canting Basin just in front of this.?
Billy
#4 Posted by Billy on 23 Jun 2017 at 09:08 AM
Let's hope it's more ambitious than the Hub and Medius buildings. Both calling out for demolition. Look at the exciting developments in Liverpool and Manchester waterfronts/quays and then look at what we are left with. Are we in a drive to the bottom for the most uninspiring buildings on our prime sites. the BBC and Stv buildings are also appallling. All are low rise boxes that could be in any industrial estate in any backwater. None are worthy of their location. None likely to impress visitors. Wow factor. Not! Yawn factor is being generous. The BBC building is well thought out on the inside but the outside is hardly fitting of such an important broadcaster. I fear the rest of the vacant spaces on the Clyde will be host to more drab , cheap looking industrial units . Look forward to the day these already dated looking buildings get their demolition orders. Feel sorry for the employees having to drag themselves in to these soulless buildings.
Charlie_
#5 Posted by Charlie_ on 23 Jun 2017 at 10:19 AM
Personally I'll take the bbc building - not to mention hydro, armadilo, science centre, riverside museum - over anything which has been thrown up by peel at salford quays or liverpool waters thus far. I think the problem here is that, from the city centre to glasgow harbour, the sheer quantity of riverside land to regenerate makes the process of making any of it cohere as an urban quarter long and frustrating.

Hopefully between this, the graving docks and the mooted SECC village at their west carpark, we'll be much further towards achieving that ten years from now.....at least at this portion of the river!

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