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February 1 2017

ADF float plans for Finnieston Crane pontoon restaurant
ADF Architects have published plans to moor a pontoon restaurant on the banks of the Clyde at Finnieston; including a small dock for vessels to improve support for water sports and recreation.

The floating vision is the brainchild of restaurateurs keen to capitalise on burgeoning demand in the area following construction of the Hydro, giving diners a different perspective on the city.

In their planning statement ADF observed: “The  floating  restaurant  to  be  moored  at  this  location  has  been  designed to complement existing architectural features and to add to the interest  and activity in this location.

“In this context the addition of activity on the river with architectural  features  that  complements  the  Hydro  and  other  buildings  in  the  surrounding area will add to the attraction and vitality of the river at this location.”

The pontoon eaterie will take the form of a galvanized metal frame with larch vertical strip timber cladding accessed from the quayside by a secure platform - topped off by a PVC coated polyester tensile roof and a stainless steel wire mesh flue.
As part of the work an existing riverfront footpath would be upgraded; including an opportunity to install improved lighting at the Finnieston Crane
As part of the work an existing riverfront footpath would be upgraded; including an opportunity to install improved lighting at the Finnieston Crane
The venue would join the Renfrew Ferry further upstream
The venue would join the Renfrew Ferry further upstream

8 Comments

Billy
#1 Posted by Billy on 1 Feb 2017 at 19:46 PM
Glad to see some activity on the Clyde. It's a start. But Tradeston and Govan waterfronts need investment. Clyde st could do with new developments on to the Clyde also. Some of the builds in Clyde st are eyesores and only decades old.
Graeme McCormick
#2 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 2 Feb 2017 at 11:46 AM
I agree Billy. I often think some floating gardens on large barges on the Clyde would add colour and soften the landscape
Sue Pearman
#3 Posted by Sue Pearman on 2 Feb 2017 at 13:49 PM
It would be great to see more things like this on the Clyde but trying to outdo the Renfrew Ferry for ugliness it possibly not the way to go...?
George
#4 Posted by George on 2 Feb 2017 at 15:29 PM
Great to see something actually happening on the Clyde. Can't think of any other city in Europe that turns its back on such a key asset as Glasgow does. Glasgow City Council has to take its fair share of responsibility for this.
Super Hans
#5 Posted by Super Hans on 2 Feb 2017 at 15:38 PM
Poor thing already looks miserable from the renders. Give it a couple of winters.... all for redevelopment of the Clyde but can we not start with what's there already - the crane itself?
Terra
#6 Posted by Terra on 2 Feb 2017 at 17:36 PM
Brilliant! Defo want to get some nice lighting for the crane at night though! :)
Charlie_
#7 Posted by Charlie_ on 2 Feb 2017 at 20:45 PM
How about something down this way which isn't grey and white?
Alistair
#8 Posted by Alistair on 3 Feb 2017 at 22:38 PM
Have to agree with #5 - it just looks a bit naff. If the project does go ahead, it would be nice if the outside could be cleaned regularly to avoid Mother Nature taking over. All too often this is not considered in Scotland. I'm also skeptical about the use of timber which tends to weather remarkably fast in our climate.

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