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March 5 2020

Pacific Quay bulks up with a mixed-use concept

Glasgow’s burgeoning Pacific Quay is set for further growth with the submission of conceptual plans for a major mixed-use development designed by Ryder.

Indicative plans call for a mixed residential, office and retail block fronting Pacific Drive, complementing delivery of a wider masterplan for the site which has already sparked proposals for new homes, a hotel and offices.

Exploratory proposals by Surplus Property Solutions the Z-plan build would bring a long-standing half-hectare gap site bordering Festival Park back into use while providing parking provision for 69 vehicles.

In a design statement, Ryder wrote: “By staggering the building form the scale is moderated and the potential created for an activated public realm whilst also providing the maximum amount of street frontage that would be desired by retailers. The orientation of the blocks maintain desired routes through as well as minimising northern exposure but maximising potential views out over the River Clyde.”

Detailed design, layout and materials specification would be provided in a subsequent full planning application.

A half-hectare plot will be brought back into use
A half-hectare plot will be brought back into use
Twin blocks would be conjoined by a shared winter garden
Twin blocks would be conjoined by a shared winter garden

8 Comments

monkey9000
#1 Posted by monkey9000 on 5 Mar 2020 at 10:02 AM
Wooooow, a modern wasteland, how inspiring, how woke!
Steppish
#2 Posted by Steppish on 5 Mar 2020 at 11:07 AM
Raze pacific quay to the ground and salt the earth so nothing can ever again grow. Let the barren wastes serve as a warning to generations of planners not yet born

Plus it'll look better than what's currently there, so win-win
town planner
#3 Posted by town planner on 5 Mar 2020 at 11:48 AM
This is precisely what we should not be building in this location, next to some of Glasgow's most "iconic" (apologies) contemporary buildings. Use up less of the site if necessary, go for more height, and lets make an exciting, vibrant backdrop for the Clyde!
Billy
#4 Posted by Billy on 5 Mar 2020 at 12:09 PM
Wow! NOT! Why? Prime site . Too low. Yawn of a box. Who is approving this crap? The dead wood needs to go and make way for people who want inspirational builds. Too long in the job if the approvers think that this is what a prime site needs. Who do you complain to? It’s happening too often.
Unpleasantfield
#5 Posted by Unpleasantfield on 5 Mar 2020 at 12:42 PM
Pleasant ... for when you get here, you may have a point on this one.
James Hepburn
#6 Posted by James Hepburn on 5 Mar 2020 at 13:49 PM
Wow! The talent! The imagination that has gone into this one. This will actually detract from an area that had so much potential.
Colonel
#7 Posted by Colonel on 6 Mar 2020 at 10:44 AM
Say what you want, but only seriuous cataclysm like earthuquakre, flooding or nuking from the orbit might help this area. This stretch of the land (south of Clyde) should be a poster example of how not to revitalise any area. Low rise cheap quality housing? Check. Massive ground level parking? Check. Absolutely banal architecture? Check. Engineering fail (tower)? Check. It's just wrong. And when you think nothing worse can happen, you another marvel accepted. Wow.
Billy
#8 Posted by Billy on 10 Mar 2020 at 11:18 AM
Just don’t get it. Properties here would be desirable as close to a subway station , walking distance to the Hydro and Armadillo and even the West End via the bridges. You would think they would be keen to have more homes built on the site as people look for a more affordable alternative to Greater West end but still close via the bridges. Finnieston is just the other side of the river. Another problem is in a country with so much rain why have massive open air car parks where you get soaked trying to get to your venue? Build them high and undercover. Save the land for housing and people from the weather. Or at least provide covered walkways throughout exposed car parks. The Fort is one of the worst on a bad day and there are many bad days and some of the hospitals too.

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