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February 8 2021

Lancefield Quay vision prepped for 2022 ground-breaking

A public consultation held by joint venture development partners Osborne + Co and MRP - the property development and investment division of construction company McAleer & Rushe - has fleshed out proposals to reactivate a 4.3-acre former foundry and depot at Lancefield Quay, Glasgow, which has lain derelict since 2007.

A mixed-use masterplan prepared by Keppie Design incorporates three blocks, providing 300 apartments for private sale and a further 400 flats spread across twin built to rent blocks, the tallest of which would reach 16 storeys in height.

This would restore the site as an urban city block and establish a green network of enhanced pubic realm and open space connecting with Lancefield Quay, Elliott Street and Lancefield Street. Key to this approach will be a reactivated quayside with south-facing buildings set back from the road to provide an active frontage lined by cafes and shops that will lead to a community green an a semi-public 'secret garden' toward the interior by way of a terraced link.

In a statement, the project team said: "The built forms throughout the site divide it into a variety of terraced public and private spaces, avenues, private courtyards and lanes, which increase in privacy as you move up through the site. This hierarchy of routes creates a safe and vibrant space for pedestrians and cyclists."

Feedback on the plan is invited until 26 February to inform an application for planning in principle this spring. All going well construction should begin in 2022 for completion from 2023 onwards. 

A terraced link will draw pedestrians to semi-public gardens and a community green at the heart of the block
A terraced link will draw pedestrians to semi-public gardens and a community green at the heart of the block
Semi-basement parking will offer space or 150 vehicles and 700 cycle bays
Semi-basement parking will offer space or 150 vehicles and 700 cycle bays

11 Comments

Hamish Ashcroft
#1 Posted by Hamish Ashcroft on 8 Feb 2021 at 18:38 PM
Looks great! Would prefer for it to be car-free but 150 spaces for 700 flats is really good compared to most developments
M'on the feet!
#2 Posted by M'on the feet! on 8 Feb 2021 at 22:26 PM
Careful Hamish. You'll upset Barry across the road who thinks car parking for flats is critical! I mean it's not close to town nor on a bus route.
Ek
#3 Posted by Ek on 8 Feb 2021 at 22:41 PM
How many kayak parking spaces are there though?
David
#4 Posted by David on 8 Feb 2021 at 23:30 PM
Terrific proposal. Hope to see the remaining gaps along the Clyde filled with similar sized proposals, perhaps with more height on the sites directly on either side of the Kingston Bridge.
Hamish Ashcroft
#5 Posted by Hamish Ashcroft on 9 Feb 2021 at 11:18 AM
#2, not quite true, as far as I can see its a 10 min walk to two different train stations, 20 min walk to the city centre and Central Station. And with several bus routes going past. There is commerical included in this by the looks of thing and there will be lots more once surroudning lots are developed..
Fush And Chups
#6 Posted by Fush And Chups on 9 Feb 2021 at 13:52 PM
Hamish, I believe there was a hint of sarcasm in #2's reply.

This looks a very promising proposal. More of this, please!
Charlie_
#7 Posted by Charlie_ on 9 Feb 2021 at 14:41 PM
Love the look of this, seems much more human & place focused than just about anything else built on the clyde. Osbourne & McAleer & rush seem like doers, lets hope they are.
Damp Proof Membrane
#8 Posted by Damp Proof Membrane on 10 Feb 2021 at 10:26 AM
There's almost some joy in the proposals - imagine! Great to see. The comparison on the site plan between these proposals and the flanking sites in terms of a previous approach to spaces between buildings, placemaking and parking is stark. More of this.
Damp Proof Membrane
#9 Posted by Damp Proof Membrane on 10 Feb 2021 at 10:28 AM
Not too sure about that MASSIVE pitched soffit of brickwork at the top corner though. There's still a level of accommodation behind it. Seems a bit much, even in brick.
David Davidson
#10 Posted by David Davidson on 10 Feb 2021 at 10:52 AM
Wonder what the factor fees will be like in those flats. I heard the factor fees in the big building to the left are almost as much as the rent because there are so many lifts to maintain including a car lift, any building that has lots of lifts usually has insane factor fees to pay for their maintenance.
Fat Bloke on Tour
#11 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 10 Feb 2021 at 11:08 AM
Shows the lack of economic activity in the city when a site like this can lie dormant for 14 years.

Too many zombie companies just squatting on city centre sites as the housebuilders klondyke on edge of town greenfield sites all across west central Scotland.

Not good -- game playing at every level.

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