Glasgow Harbour shopping mecca given the go-ahead
January 29 2020
Glasgow City Council has granted approval for a 350,000sq/ft retail and leisure development on brownfield land where the River Kelvin meets the Clyde.
Consisting of some 120 individual shops in addition to restaurants, a 12-screen cinema and gym the Glasgow Harbour Lifestyle Outlet is being spearheaded by Peel Lifestyle Outlets at a reported cost of £100m.
Comprising six separate blocks the mixed-use scheme is located just off the Clydeside Expressway with multi-storey parking provision for 1,361 vehicles off Castlebank Street. It will include its own covered street, public squares and a pedestrian bridge over the River Kelvin to serve as an extension of the Clyde Walkway.
Primary frontages will include a mix of facing brick, timber-effect and metal cladding with the car park cloaked in translucent cladding and perforated metal screens.
In granting consent the committee wrote: “The applicant has submitted sufficient information to demonstrate the design qualities of the proposals and how they would assist in the ongoing regeneration of the River Clyde, incorporating enhanced accessibility measures and sufficient car and cycle parking arrangements, when assessed against the detailed requirements of the City Development Plan, including delivery of a new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the River Kelvin.”
The riverside complex will front a newly formed promenade and tree-lined boulevard, transforming 74 acres of former industrial land in the process. It is hoped the development could be open to customers by 2021.
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