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February 6 2018

Stewart Milne detail Pacific Quay vision
A collaborative venture between Stewart Milne Homes, Haus Collective and Scottish Enterprise to transform a former dock on the south bank of the Clyde into a residential community has signaled the onward march of regeneration to the south bank of the River Clyde.

Now in an interview with Urban Realm Stewart Milne explain how they aim to transform a post-industrial wasteland into an attractive example of modern city living by delivering 203 flats, townhouses and colony-style homes.

Gerry More, managing director of Stewart Milne Homes told Urban Realm: “That side of the river is underdeveloped I would say. I worked with CALA for 20 years and was involved with Glasgow Harbour and Lancefield Quay so I know this part of Glasgow well. Given the transport links that you’ve now got there; Fastlink, a cycle route and the ability to walk in - I think this location offers a lot.”

Oriented to maximise views of nearby landmarks such as the Science Centre, Armadillo and Clyde Arc the housebuilder is keen to carve out its own path through the undergrowth. More remarked: “We’re not like your standard volume developer that’s seen as bit of a box basher. This is very much creating streetscapes and communities that people want to live in.

“There is an element of standardization but it’s within carefully designed streetscapes and materials choice. You get very commercially predictable results on it but you get people wanting to live there. We’ve got an in-house design standards booklet that all our regions adhere to and we’re about to launch Delivering Successful Streetscapes in conjunction with Architecture & Design Scotland.”

That approach seeks to bring kerb-appeal not just to individual properties but to the spaces between as well in an effort to ensure the project hangs together as a cohesive whole. An approach which has also seen a number of Colony-style homes thrown into the mix to broaden market appeal.

More added: “The colony setting gives sense of light and views, breaking up the development so its not just covered in apartments and townhouses.  You really want to attract and retain the economically active to your cities, that bring vibrancy to your city centre rather than people just parking up till the end of the day.”

Subject to due planning process Stewart Milne are aiming to get on site by the tail-end of the year.

4 Comments

Charlie_
#1 Posted by Charlie_ on 6 Feb 2018 at 11:06 AM
Can't wait to sample the 'light and views' opened up by all that surface parking and the 'city centre vibrancy' of those sparse suburban densities.

Gandalf the Pink
#2 Posted by Gandalf the Pink on 6 Feb 2018 at 11:38 AM
I am not sure being part of the team that delivered Lancefield Quay and Glasgow Harbour is really something to shout about. Unless of course, you learn from your mistakes. After spending 20 years working with one 'volume developer that’s seen as bit of a box basher' I hope Mr More manages to come up with something that can be an example to the rest of the developers eyeing up Glasgow (Stewart Milne examples across Scotland are not promising).

'Oriented to maximise views of nearby landmarks such as the Science Centre, Armadillo and Clyde Arc'... Surely the main feature of the site should be the river. Should it not be orientated to focus on one of Glasgow's greatest features? Joined up thinking would also be wonderful. Link the project to; Paisley Road West and it's shops and subway; across the Millennium Bridge onto the cycle network linking the Clydeside to the West End and up to the parks and Byres Road - or east towards the city, Glasgow Green and beyond; links for cyclists and pedestrians to Govan and to Finnieston. A city centre site should not be dependant on cars and walking along busy, dirty roads for transport links...

Please try.
Walt Disney
#3 Posted by Walt Disney on 6 Feb 2018 at 17:02 PM
I thought Lancefield and Glasgow Harbour were both very good riverside developments - both delivered by CALA West despite RMJM being a shambes on Glasgow Harbour.
Roddy_
#4 Posted by Roddy_ on 6 Feb 2018 at 21:09 PM
I love the design, really modern looking flats, great use of the area. More car parking spaces would be better.

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