September 20 2004
The Royal Fine Art Commission is currently reviewing the project, which marks another step up in the height of buildings in this particular piece of waterfront. The tower follows in the footsteps of the 13-storey Icon building by Elder and Cannon for developer Strathallan. The Icon has been criticised by local property owners, including Glasgow Archdiocese for being too high and compromising the integrity of the Cathedral in the middle of Clyde Street. However, it is clear that, after years of neglect, this area is becoming more interesting to developers if they can build above the existing rooflines. The planners will be reviewing this project alongside RMJM’s proposals for Custom House Quay which sits directly in front of the tower. Dixon Street Partnership is also working with Page and Park on a housing scheme on the corner of St Andrew’s in the Square.