12 Jan 2018
Planning Applications for two developments within Glasgow’s city centre have been submitted by Get Living and Moda.
Plans to transform Glasgow’s High Street area by investing £200m in a new 7.5 acre residential neighbourhood of more than 700 homes for rent have been submitted to Glasgow City Council.
The bold new vision to bring the site back to life has been put together by Get Living, the UK's leading large scale residential investor and owner-operator of the former London 2012 Athletes’ Village, now known as East Village. The multi-million pound investment in Glasgow is the company's first venture outside of London.
In addition to 727 new build-to-rent homes on the site behind High Street rail station, the application proposes a new public square, as well as 99 student studios and circa 3,365sqm of retail, leisure, food, drink and commercial business space. For the first time, the area will be opened up through new tree-lined access routes, connecting the Merchant City through High Street and into the East End.
Rick de Blaby, Executive Deputy Chairman, Get Living said: "The housing shortage in the UK needs no introduction and we know from our own research that there is a demand for high quality and professionally-managed rental homes in safe, well-maintained neighbourhoods.
“Our £200million proposal is a significant investment for Get Living and commits us fully to the long-term growth and success of Glasgow. Our role will see us working alongside the Council and its own ambitious plans for the city, alongside businesses that need to recruit and retain staff and most importantly for the people of Glasgow to deliver great homes set within new public spaces.
Build-to-rent specialist Moda has submitted plans to convert the former Strathclyde Police headquarters in central Glasgow into rental homes.
The firm wants to redevelop the Pitt Street complex into a ‘build-to-rent neighbourhood’, with co-working space for start-ups and health and wellbeing facilities nestled in among 433 apartments designed exclusively for rent. Designed by Glaswegian architects HAUS Collective, the homes at Holland Park will be spread over four blocks arranged around a large courtyard.
Tony Brooks, managing director at Moda, said: “By being both the developer and the landlord, we can ensure the residents of Holland Park have the best possible experience, having designed the scheme from the ground up for rent.”