Contractor appointed for 498-apartment Glasgow BTR development

GRAHAM has secured a contract to deliver a major Glasgow residential build to rent (BTR) project on the banks of the Clyde on behalf of developer PLATFORM_.

The 498-apartment development comprises four blocks of varying height, including a 20- storey tower, on a site which has lain vacant since the departure of the Daily Record newspaper in 2000.

Contractor GRAHAM is already onsite for enabling works, with the site scheduled for completion in 2023.

Resident facilities will include a rooftop garden, lounges, games rooms, gym, cycle club & café, roof terraces, and a co-working commercial area with cafe.

Gary Holmes, regional MD 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_, added, “We’re looking forward to launching PLATFORM_ Glasgow. The building will not only help redevelop the local area but will provide much needed housing to cope with high demand. BTR is a new, upward trend that offers high-quality rented accommodation at competitive prices for a wide-ranging demographic.”