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Giant £105m build to rent scheme planned for former Strathclyde Police HQ

October 28 2016

Giant £105m build to rent scheme planned for former Strathclyde Police HQ
The former headquarters of Strathclyde Police has been earmarked for a giant £105m build to rent development following the force's relocation to Riverside East, Dalmarnock - in what is being billed as one of the UK’s largest post-Brexit property deals.

Moda Living and Haus Architects have teamed up to draft plans for the prominent Pitt Street complex, opposite the recently completed Dakota Hotel, transforming a full city block with 365 apartments and 20,000sq/ft of ground floor cafes, restaurants, workspaces and gardens.

Moda, which has completed the purchase of the site, will retain ownership of the block post-completion whilst renting out properties; organising weekly events and managing facilities to engender a spirit of community amongst those who live there.

This work will see existing structures demolished to enable a ‘modern and extensive multi-building development’ together with associated public realm enhancements. Upon completion this will play host to a range of accommodation from studios through to three-bedroom apartments.

It will also accommodate a gym, cinema, meeting rooms and residents lounge as well as a rooftop garden and recreation space.

Oscar Brooks, head of acquisitions for Moda, said: “The old Strathclyde Police headquarters is a fantastic site right in the heart of Glasgow, and matches our vision of delivering high-quality housing for rent in city centre locations across the United Kingdom.

“As an investor, developer, owner and operator we are here for the long-term and aim to knit ourselves into the city’s fabric. We are excited to be working with Glasgow City Council in delivering high quality homes, which help meet a pressing need for decent rental accommodation.”

Moda is currently progressing similar builds in Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham.


#1 Posted by Jamie on 28 Oct 2016 at 13:35 PM
Exactly what this block and area needs! Mixed use, increasing central city population and adding some life to the area. Let's get it built!
#2 Posted by Capitano on 28 Oct 2016 at 13:56 PM
Great news! Glasgow finally has something in the pipeline that will keep us up to pace with Liverpool and Manchester.

Their other builds look pretty good. Here's hoping the Glasgow build has a nice bit of height.
#3 Posted by Terra on 31 Oct 2016 at 22:45 PM
Sounds good!
#4 Posted by Charlie_ on 2 Nov 2016 at 08:58 AM
Exciting! Now to actually get some of these numerous exciting schemes built...
#5 Posted by Billy on 2 Nov 2016 at 17:18 PM
Dakota across the way might not be too happy as their suites with floor to ceiling windows on top floor may lose their uninterrupted views depending on scale of development.

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