Glasgow inches skyward with Tradeston masterplan
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June 27 2018
Stallan-Brand Architects have been quick off the mark to file a planning application for Buchanan Wharf, just days after Glasgow City Council consented to the sale of land to help make the project a reality.
Conceived by Drum Property Group the masterplan calls for a mixed-use build on the south bank of the River Clyde at Tradeston, opening up a series of new squares and pocket parks accessible from a newly landscaped quayside.
Around 900,000sq/ft of grade A office space and over 300 homes will be built opposite Tradeston Bridge with relatively low-rise elements framed by higher building pushed to the southern perimeter - maximising daylight to public areas.
A ‘high reader’ element of up to 18 storeys will be located at the corner of Kingston and Commerce Street’s to create a more favourable first impression for rail travellers arriving in the city. Site constraints will however require partial demolition of the B-listed Kingston House, with only the two primary facades retained as a ‘free-standing sculpture’.
In a statement the architects wrote: “The design continues to evolve supported by what we would endorse as a robust and well-founded masterplan.”
Spanning five phases of work a start on site could be made by October for completion by summer 2021.
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