498-home Clydeside build to rent tower set for summer start
January 21 2019
A £100m build to rent tower on the banks of the River Clyde has been cleared to begin construction in the third quarter with the award of planning consent for the 498-apartment project.
Platform_ filed for permission in September last year for four blocks of accommodation ranging in height from six storeys up to 20 which will also house a mix of co-working spaces, a shared residents lounge, concierge, roof terraces, gym and games room.
Keppie have led the design on the project as part of their wider Central Quay masterplan, which will deliver 300,000sq/ft of office space, a 150-room hotel and further housing.
Matt Willcock, development director at Platform_, commented: “We’ve been working closely with architects, designers and members of the city council over the last few months on the Central Quay site and are pleased to have received approval for the development.
“Build-to-rent is soaring in popularity across the UK for people who want flexible, sociable and cost-effective living, with the ability to walk or cycle to work high on the agenda. This development meets that criteria and is suitable for a range of people – couples and families alike.
“The next phase of the project will begin early this year, starting with appointing contractors with a view to having spades in the ground by the third quarter of 2019.”
Completion of the project is expected by 2021.