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Construction contract signed for 20 storey Glasgow build to rent tower

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June 3 2021

Construction contract signed for 20 storey Glasgow build to rent tower

Platform_, specialists in the provision and operation of build to rent accommodation, have signed an agreement with contractor Graham to deliver their latest project in Glasgow.

Central Quay will rise on the banks of the River Clyde delivering 498 apartments across four blocks, dominated by a 20-storey tower, designed by Keppie.

Acting as developer, operator and asset manager Platform_ will incorporate a range of residents facilities including a rooftop garden, lounges, games rooms, gym, cycle club & café, terraces, and a co-working commercial area with a cafe.

Gary Holmes, regional managing director for Graham’s building division said: “Private rental developments are again increasing in popularity across the UK, feeding a growing appetite of those people who want flexible, sociable and cost-effective living, and this project further bolsters our strong position in the residential sector. The facilities we are constructing for Platform_ will provide high-quality apartments, incorporating the full range of lifestyle and amenity facilities which today’s urban professional renters expect.”

Matt Willcock, development director at Platform_ adds “The building will not only help redevelop the local area but will provide much-needed housing to cope with high demand.”

Graham is already on-site conducting enabling works with construction scheduled to complete by 2023.

5 Comments

Raphael
#1 Posted by Raphael on 3 Jun 2021 at 09:28 AM
Utterly mundane.

This style is played out and lazy.
Charlie_
#2 Posted by Charlie_ on 3 Jun 2021 at 10:09 AM
@Raphael....About one millionth as played out & mundane as the riverside rotting as derelict wasteland for decades. This is great news.
Robin B's Discount
#3 Posted by Robin B's Discount on 3 Jun 2021 at 11:36 AM
Yes, gotta agree Raphael is miles offside with this one. Looks superb and long awaited.
Roddy_
#4 Posted by Roddy_ on 3 Jun 2021 at 15:57 PM
Pretty dull and plodding stuff. The old fish tanks made of graph paper* routine.
More important are the ground floor uses. The ancillary visualisations of this building show a veritable carnival of waterfront activity. I’m not so certain that a ground-floor co-working space and wee café around the back will provide the promised street festivities.
More importantly, for an emerging residential district, there is a dearth of services in the immediate vicinity especially along Finnieston/Anderston Quay/ Broomielaw (which really ought to be the new neighbourhood High Street).
For a building of that footprint -90m wide or so- we really ought to be looking for at least 3 or 4 different ground floor units – 1big and 2 small or whatever combination to future-proof the residential ambition and in combination with the other waterfront proposals. Otherwise we simply duplicate the sterility of the IFSD but with flats.
*Cunk on Architecture
Jimbo
#5 Posted by Jimbo on 4 Jun 2021 at 10:55 AM
Cracker
Well Done Platform for Investing in Glasgow

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