PLANS have been lodged for a new mixed-use development in Glasgow which includes over 220 apartments on a vacant site near High Street Station.
Vastint is the developer, with 3DReid providing architectural services. The design team comprises LDA, Fairhurst and RSP.
The new apartments will be set within three stepped blocks, with shared facilities including residents’ lounges, gym and amenity areas at ground level. The proposal includes a new office development to the south of the Moxy hotel, which will provide over 6,000 sqm of space across eight floors with a café and co-working spaces.
Work is scheduled to start on site during the third quarter of 2021.
Collegelands has been described as the first residential development in the UK to be realised using Vastint’s volumetric construction system. This offers the ability to reconfigure individual apartments to provide ‘lifetime homes’ over the lifespan of the development.
Energy efficiency measures include high insulation values, air tightness and heat recovery from waste water and their ventilation systems (MVHR). The apartments will have full electric heating systems with on-site generation from PV cells on the roof of each stepped block. A SuDS strategy has been developed for the wider masterplan.