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498-home Clydeside build to rent tower set for summer start

January 21 2019

498-home Clydeside build to rent tower set for summer start

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.


roof davidson
#1 Posted by roof davidson on 21 Jan 2019 at 13:55 PM
I'm sure the roof terrace will have lovely views of the kingston bridge, strangely enough just out of shot!
#2 Posted by Charlie_ on 21 Jan 2019 at 15:42 PM
@roof- And of glasgow uni tower, park circus, the hydro, science tower, the spires of kelvingrove, much of the city centre, the new developments going up at tradeston, laurieston, clyde street, probably even templeton and peoples palace and a fair bit pollokshields and govanhill up to queens park! I think it would be a fantastic view.
#3 Posted by MV on 21 Jan 2019 at 20:32 PM
My thoughts were "why is the Pitt Street scheme on again???". But its not, its a different high rise resi thing that looks the same, or very similar, next to the river...

Would be good to fill that site in though...
#4 Posted by Asimov on 22 Jan 2019 at 01:20 AM
Yeah, best place to live in Greater Glasgow. 150,000 cars a day crossing the bridge, twice a day complete gridlock with fuming diesels, smelly river and closest green space being a 15-20 minutes walk across busy traffic roads in any direction. Love it :)
Gandalf the Pink
#5 Posted by Gandalf the Pink on 22 Jan 2019 at 12:29 PM
Glasgow needs more height!
This building is too tall!

Glasgow needs more city centre residents!
Who'd want to live in the city centre?!

Glasgow needs more affordable housing!
This housing isn't affordable enough!

Glasgow needs to rejuvenate the riverside!
Who'd want to live beside the river?!

The comments on Glasgow projects make Brexit look easy.
Jim Beam
#6 Posted by Jim Beam on 22 Jan 2019 at 21:03 PM
Schrödinger's Realm.
#7 Posted by Billy on 23 Jan 2019 at 02:39 AM
City centre living suits a lot of people. So the more choice the better. In my younger days there was little choice and I would have loved that choice at that time of my life. No matter which city it is there will always be noise pollution and some ugly views. Kingston bridge aside the other landmarks are well worth a view. Great to see the gaps on the Clyde filling up. And some height too!

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