26 Jan 2018
Glasgow’s city centre is a hot spot for development and innovation, with a number of major developments announced over the past few months from newly submitted plans for the Custom House site on Clyde Street to Get Living’s 7.5 acre residential neighbourhood on High Street and Moda’s former Strathclyde Police HQ site on Pitt Street and Candleriggs Ltd’s Merchant City development.
Recently plans were submitted for a £90m waterfront development to transform the city’s Custom House site into a hotel and leisure quarter.
The A-listed building and adjoining land was purchased for more than £1.75m, with detailed plans expected to be submitted in the spring, aiming for completion by mid-2020.
Artisan has already agreed a leasing deal with the Dalata Hotel Group for a four-star development, including 300 bedrooms, bar, restaurant and conference facilities. A 150-room aparthotel is also planned for the adjacent tenement buildings, together with street-level bars and restaurants.
Planning applications were also submitted for two developments within Glasgow’s city centre by Moda and Get Living, with Candleriggs Ltd getting the green light for a massive Merchant City development.
Build-to-rent specialist Moda has submitted plans to convert the former Strathclyde Police headquarters in central Glasgow into rental homes, while Get Living is set to transform the High Street area by investing £200m in a new 7.5 acre residential neighbourhood of more than 700 homes for rent.
The multi-million-pound scheme by Candleriggs Ltd will result in almost 1,200 private flats and student rooms, a hotel and new retail in the Merchant City, with 132 high quality apartments for sale, 372 new apartments for private rent, a 124-bedroom hotel, 582 rooms for student accommodation.
Each of the recently announced developments is set to boost Glasgow’s offering in terms of both property and leisure with various new apartments, student accommodation, hotels and retail spaces across the city centre.