Milestone reached in ‘landmark’ Glasgow BTR project

A topping out ceremony has marked a major milestone in the PLATFORM_ Glasgow build-to-rent (BTR) development.

Contractor GRAHAM is delivering the project, which will be one of the city’s tallest buildings at 20 storeys high.

With a project team including Thomas & Adamson, Axiom Project Services Limited and Keppie Design, the topping out ceremony involved guests climbing to the 20th floor to enjoy views across the city and signing the core of the structure.

PLATFORM_ Glasgow will create 498 homes, located between the International Financial Services District and Finnieston. The development has been tipped to help revitalise the waterfront, creating a new neighbourhood set across four blocks, ranging from six to 20 storeys in height with a mix of studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments available.

The development will boast amenities including a gym, landscaped courtyard, two roof terraces, cinema room, and remote working facilities. Residents will also enjoy a private games room, bar area, guest lounges, and group dining rooms.

The scheme will achieve the Silver Active Energy standard with plans submitted for sustainable energy generation by rooftop photovoltaics and the use of air source heat pumps. These initiatives will enable all the apartments to achieve an EPC B rating.

GRAHAM and PLATFORM_ are targeting completion of the development in October 2023.

Matt Willcock, development director at PLATFORM_, said, “We’re really proud to see PLATFORM_ Glasgow achieve another milestone and it was great to get everyone involved together to mark it. The Clyde Waterfront has been earmarked as an area for urban regeneration by Glasgow City Council and we are helping to accelerate this by delivering a ready-made neighbourhood that will deliver much-needed homes and have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of residents.”

Gary Holmes, regional MD for GRAHAM Building North, added, “As demand continues to outstrip the supply of new homes available for rent across the city, it is fantastic to see PLATFORM_ Glasgow quickly taking shape. GRAHAM is proud to be collaborating with PLATFORM_ and their team to deliver this iconic development. The unique offering will not only boost housing supply, but also create a thriving community along the River Clyde.”