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May 27 2011

Planning sought for Broomielaw waterfront development
Capella Developments, the property group behind Glasgow’s Atlantic Square development, have submitted a planning application to redevelop the nearby Broomielaw waterfront.

Broomielaw Quay will comprise four stainless steel pavilions accommodating 30,000sq/ft of restaurant/café space and an enclosed winter garden.
http://www.broomielawquayglasgow.com

A joint venture with Glasgow City Council it is intended to provide a critical mass of pedestrian traffic to the waterfront and the newly opened Tradeston Bridge.

Subject to planning the development is expected to commence in early 2012 for completion in spring 2013.
GCC is determined to enliven its desolate waterfront
GCC is determined to enliven its desolate waterfront
Stainless stell shingles ala Glasgow Fort will dress the units
Stainless stell shingles ala Glasgow Fort will dress the units

12 Comments

FW
#1 Posted by FW on 28 May 2011 at 07:55 AM
This can't be a serious consideration surely?

Beautiful animation........ but tin sheds on the waterfront, really? Is that what world class development means now? Can't Glasgow architects do better?
Carlo M
#2 Posted by Carlo M on 28 May 2011 at 09:07 AM
Tin Sheds on the waterfront is what Glasgow does best:-0. At least they obscure those awful buildings behind , particularly the BT and Keppie but the reference to the Fort is worrying!
brian
#3 Posted by brian on 28 May 2011 at 11:01 AM
Other cities have giant canopies gazebos!so i think this does look ok in this setting.when you think that not long ago even the buildings behind the land was delerict!i also think the snp promise to fund all of fastlink if re elected wont happen!it will just be a bus thats it.
Carlo M
#4 Posted by Carlo M on 28 May 2011 at 11:27 AM
it looks ok and that's the height of Glasgow's aspirations for the Broomielaw :-(
D to the R
#5 Posted by D to the R on 28 May 2011 at 17:11 PM
Hey FW ..... what would you do? Surely your not naive enough to think that this project is architect (ure) driven? Its about the $$ and commercial return - the architecture and therefore the benefit to the city, is second to the market potential. No?
Phyllis Styne
#6 Posted by Phyllis Styne on 28 May 2011 at 19:07 PM
True, who cares if it looks like shit/tin sheds, Glasgow is never going to be a world city anyway, as long as the developers make money. That's enough
Eric A. Blair
#7 Posted by Eric A. Blair on 29 May 2011 at 11:54 AM
I see they're competing against the Barrowland Ballrooms for the glasvegas title.
Meteor
#8 Posted by Meteor on 29 May 2011 at 14:56 PM
Restaurant/cafe space and winter gardens - the last resort of planning uses for the creatively vacuous. This ain't the way to regenerate the riverfront, especially when you use a third-rate copy of a just out-of-fashion architectural style.
Auntie Nairn
#9 Posted by Auntie Nairn on 30 May 2011 at 13:29 PM
"..intended to provide a critical mass of pedestrian traffic to the waterfront and the newly opened Tradeston Bridge" Surely the demand for a bridge should come first, not build the bridge then develop round it to encourage people to use it? Is it just me?
Hazelkaye
#10 Posted by Hazelkaye on 30 May 2011 at 21:22 PM
3# Fastlink IS and always will be A BUS (trying to look like and 'think' like a tram)!
Jimbo
#11 Posted by Jimbo on 31 May 2011 at 12:45 PM
It's just you, Auntie Nairn. The development of the bridge probably makes this proposed development viable, as if it hadn't been built already the developer would either have to pay for it through planning gain (and more than likely have been scared off) which would probably have resulted in a lesser quality development. Hats off to GCC for the new bridges I say!
brian
#12 Posted by brian on 10 Jun 2011 at 08:51 AM
10-Yes that was the general idea.But it wont be a tram-like bus,it will be a 1st bus:)

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