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Mammoth 498-home build-to-rent complex completes

November 27 2023

Mammoth 498-home build-to-rent complex completes

A 498-home build-to-rent complex on the banks of the River Clyde has achieved practical completion, laying the groundwork for a bustling waterside community.

The largest such development to be built in Scotland occupies a 20-storey tower and adjoining low-rise blocks offering a range of accommodation from studios to three-bed apartments.

Built by Graham and Keppie and funded by joint venture partners PLATFORM_ and Northwood Investors the new neighbourhood features two ground floor units, including a convenience store, as well as a gym, cinema and co-working facilities. The tech-driven build will offer renters keyless entry and remote utilities monitoring through a custom app with tenants also benefitting from two roof terraces and a courtyard garden.

Jean-Marc Vandevivere, CEO at PLATFORM_, commented: “... we’re helping to accelerate the urban regeneration of this area that is quickly attracting significant investment as collectively we recognise the wealth of opportunities this part of the city possesses. PLATFORM_ will deliver a ready-made neighbourhood that prioritises resident experience and wellbeing.”

Powered by rooftop solar panels and air source heat pumps the scheme will meet the requirements for the Silver Active Energy standard with all flats achieving an EPC B rating. 

The 20-storey tower is already established as a landmark for motorists on the Kingston Bridge
The 20-storey tower is already established as a landmark for motorists on the Kingston Bridge


Bob Smith
#1 Posted by Bob Smith on 27 Nov 2023 at 10:22 AM
Looks Class
a welcome addition to Glasgow !
Please build more like this
#2 Posted by Roddy_ on 27 Nov 2023 at 13:18 PM
Bang average tower with bang average materials.
If the city thinks it can regenerate desolate brownfield sites like this and create vibrant streets it may wish to consider that buildings that have a single point of institutional access are not the way to do it.
Sub-Salford Quays stuff.
Georwell 84
#3 Posted by Georwell 84 on 27 Nov 2023 at 14:45 PM
Don't think 20 storeys has the required impact as gateway to the city.
Fat Bloke on Tour
#4 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 27 Nov 2023 at 16:00 PM
Filler -- much needed filler.
Housing as a service not a physical entity.

Wonder where the spending power of the residents will end up -- new and local vs city centre vs Finnieston?

Hopefully the idea takes off and the surrounding plots are developed.
#5 Posted by Ben on 27 Nov 2023 at 16:12 PM
A fantastic project, really well designed, great materiality and aesthetic, good relationship with the surrounding streets, hopefully all of the surrounding proposals will be of the same quality once built. Great to think the immediate locality will have a population increase of as many as 10,000 people once all the various plans come to fruition.
#3 The plots immediately to the left and right of the Kingston Bridge have proposals in the works for a 25 storey tower and 40 storey tower respectively.
Fat Bloke on Tour
#6 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 27 Nov 2023 at 16:12 PM
Vibrant streets come from the people who live on them not their physical surroundings.

All the publicity materials has the clientele as fairly young and fairly affluent -- so game on then.

So far in that area all the new developments have stood out like cathedrals in the desert -- hopefully a critical mass is reached and the remaining gaps are filled in.

10 minute walk to civilisation?
#7 Posted by Rodney_ on 27 Nov 2023 at 18:13 PM
Good solid filler
Ignore the crushing bores who would rather see the site sit empty for the next 20 years.
Well done to everyone involved in the development.
#8 Posted by Terra_ on 10 Apr 2024 at 02:17 AM

Very happy with this,
simple solid,
tasteful densification.

: )

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