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Model development showcased at Glasgow Harbour

December 11 2018

Model development showcased at Glasgow Harbour

Peel Lifestyle Outlets have unveiled updated designs for a £100m mixed-use development at Glasgow Harbour on the banks of the River Clyde.

A 3d model of the waterfront project has been painstakingly assembled by ADF Architects to give prospective tenants and future customers an idea of what to expect once the shopping centre opens its doors in 2021.

Adrian Wright, leasing director for Peel Lifestyle Outlets, said: “The latest designs alongside the 3D model really brings to life the luxury leisure and retail experience we are aiming to create for the people of Glasgow. It will offer an excellent mix of leisure and entertainment underpinned by an exciting retail offering, rejuvenating the waterfront and creating a real destination of choice for the city and the many tourist visitors it receives.”

When complete the waterfront regeneration project will include 193,500sq/ft of retail space, 65,000sq/ft of food and drink outlets and 100,000sq/ft of leisure space alongside a waterfront promenade, cinema, gym, public squares and an events space.

Bold 'Harbour' lettering will announce the development to passing motorists on the Clydeside Expressway
Bold 'Harbour' lettering will announce the development to passing motorists on the Clydeside Expressway
The development will open up land around the city's transport museum
The development will open up land around the city's transport museum


Sue Pearman
#1 Posted by Sue Pearman on 11 Dec 2018 at 11:05 AM
Wow, the ultra-prominence of multi-storey car parks is a rash spreading quickly in Glasgow - in this case it's emblazoned with HARBOUR ....the lack of boats or water kinda suggests it's not actually a harbour .... unless newspeak for car parks is car-harbours...?
Rem Koolbag
#2 Posted by Rem Koolbag on 11 Dec 2018 at 11:13 AM
We would call the 'carbours' surely?
Damp Proof Membrane
#3 Posted by Damp Proof Membrane on 11 Dec 2018 at 11:17 AM
There's so many things wrong with this scheme: can Glasgow really absorb another shopping mall? This will kill Byres Road and Finnieston, and if not just become an empty unsustainable shell as the wider economy shrinks from retail. The new bridge being illustrated - does this open?- if not the Clyde is further nullified as no ships of any size can pass further up the river. How is the Waverley to sail under this bridge, and the Glenlee to every move? Lastly (lol) the architecture is abysmal: confused, overblown with the primary feature being a car park with no real connection to the two rivers (the Clyde and the Kelvin). The tower blocks to the river look exactly that - like tower blocks. The Riverside Museum, built with public funds, deserves better neighbours.
#4 Posted by John on 11 Dec 2018 at 11:50 AM
I agree Glasgow does not need another shopping mall. How about instead of a shopping mall a food market. Like the ones in London and the continent that have stalls for independant artisan food retailers
Fat Bloke on Tour
#5 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 11 Dec 2018 at 12:01 PM
Livingston will feel the pinch when this opens.
Adds something to the Glesga retail mix and puts a bit of life back into the riverbank.

Retail offer is a bit small so hopefully there is space for a second stage -- Cheshire Oaks has 350K square feet of retail and that should be the benchmark.

#6 Posted by Urgh on 11 Dec 2018 at 12:07 PM
Well that FOUR LANE junction into this hellscape looks inviting for pedestrians and cyclists to cross.

Abysmal planning as ever from Glasgow CC.
Fat Bloke on Tour
#7 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 11 Dec 2018 at 12:43 PM
This development highlights the need to fill in the gap between the Transport Museum and the SECC.

Shape is not the most usable but the quay walls should be used to display ships with a Clyde background.

Starting with a Type 23 frigate and a Calmac ferry -- at some point Fergusons will finish the new units so there should be a spare to show off to the public.

Plus the Transport Museum is far too small.

Desperately needs a much larger dedicated space to show off the model ship collection and the motorsport angle should be enhanced.

Neil C
#8 Posted by Neil C on 11 Dec 2018 at 13:55 PM
While I recognise the trend on this site (and many others) is for instant dismissals of proposed designs, this genuinely isn't very good. The four towers along the riverfront look like post-war council blocks. The road layout remains abysmal for pedestrians (I speak as a former GH resident). And we don't need another shopping mall sucking what life remains out of Sauchiehall/Argyle/Hope/Union Street, let alone damaging neighbouring Dumbarton Road.

The proposed leisure amenities would be very welcome, but the people who sank their life savings into flats in Phases 1 and 2 of Glasgow Harbour were promised this (and more) fifteen years ago. What chance it'll actually happen this time?
James Hepburn
#9 Posted by James Hepburn on 11 Dec 2018 at 17:51 PM
Its like they've transplanted the worst elements of Eastkilbride and Hutchison Town to the banks of the River. Truly dismal.
#10 Posted by wonky on 11 Dec 2018 at 19:30 PM
I've been led to believe that this offering from Peel is targeting the high-end retail market such as designer outlets for westend hipsters, chavs with cash & aspirational suburbanites - so its unlikely to effect the city centre too much/or even Partick- Dumbarton Road is hardly a high-end retail destination.
The design brief is mediocre at best though= how can we connect the riverfront with the tried & tested infrastructure model of Partick/rest of the West End- does this design even try & reconnect to the wider city context? There really is no ambition to this scheme or any sense of trends happening in other waterfronts of Europe- can we not reference, even nominally, the likes of Copenhagen, Hamburg's Hafencity, Oslo ( although addmittedly they have got a lot wrong as well), Rotterdam, or Aarhus' Iceberg waterfront development- but then maybe something akin to Lyon's 'island' complexes would be more in scale with what ought to be Glasgow's ambition. Instead we're getting reheated Cardiff Bay or Salford Quay. Can we not even look closer to home, to Dundee, that has chosen to build in traditional 'Scottish' urban blocks at its waterfront (a well-tested solid model, even if some of the finish at Dundee is often typically British standard cheap/poor/value engineered). Well at least it could be worse, it could be the Battersea Power Station redevelopment.
#11 Posted by alibi on 11 Dec 2018 at 23:07 PM
Curious decision to make a model for this.
#12 Posted by Billy on 11 Dec 2018 at 23:30 PM
Would it not be better to angle the towers slightly to give more of the flats riverviews?
Fat Bloke on Tour
#13 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 12 Dec 2018 at 12:30 PM
Hopefully Peel will up their game by at least 50% for this development. Their Lowry Outlet development is a very poor relation when you compare it to Cheshire Oaks never mind Bicester.

Big issue for the City -- if done well it will provide a much needed extra dimension to the retail offer in Scotland -- Livingston and Gretna are very far down the Outlet pecking order.

Next step is getting the airlines to offer shopper tickets -- extra baggage on the way home.
Improve links to Partick -- trains direct to Auld Reekie.
Look for expansion space -- area to the west or even the area to the north of the Transport Museum.
Move the tenant mix upmarket -- looks a bit Forger's Gazette rather than the FT.
Work up some plans for the "Sleeve" site east of the Transport Museum -- the quay offers space for a number of ships to park up.

As noted before the development is filler.
Much needed filler but filler none the less.
L scott
#14 Posted by L scott on 12 Dec 2018 at 17:05 PM
Hmmm....was that not where b listed scotway house used to be before it burned down?
Gordon Brown
#15 Posted by Gordon Brown on 14 Dec 2018 at 10:33 AM
A dogs breakfast of a design with nothing to commend it whatsoever. Is this spearheading a new architectural movement? Crapism - born in Glasgow in 2018
#16 Posted by anon on 14 Dec 2018 at 12:41 PM
Has this already been approved?
#17 Posted by modernish on 19 Dec 2018 at 16:21 PM
Was it the residential teams day off? So they just decided to build 4 council block circa 1972 and plonk them on the side of the river to bump the numbers up...gee whizz

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