Plans launched for major mixed-use development at Glasgow’s Central Quay

AN application has been submitted for the build of a mixed-use development at a brownfield site at Glasgow’s Central Quay.

Summix Capital is behind the plans, which would bring residential, purpose-built student accommodation and commercial spaces to the vacant 4.43-acre site adjacent to the existing office building of 80,000 sq ft at 2 Central Quay.

The development site, formerly the Harland & Wolffe Finnieston Diesel Engine Works, has lain derelict for over half a century and Summix Capital said its regeneration heralds a significant investment in Glasgow. Delivering more than 400 ‘much-needed’ homes for private sale, it will also serve to address a shortfall in student accommodation in the city, the firm added.

The design of the new neighbourhood is aiming to meet recognised net zero carbon standards in operation. It includes features to reduce embodied carbon through its choice of materials, plus ‘extensive’ use of renewable energy and sustainable urban drainage. Biodiversity will be improved through planting and green spaces featuring high quality roof gardens, children’s play areas and a new public plaza.

The site already benefits from planning permission in principle for a mixed-use development. This includes offices, residential, hotel, and associated ground floor commercial uses with access, parking, landscaping, and associated works.

A representative from Summix Capital said, “We are delighted to be submitting a planning application. This truly mixed-use development represents a significant investment in Glasgow, providing much-needed housing and student accommodation, as well as commercial space.

“Located on a brownfield site, this major urban renewal project continues the regeneration of the Clyde riverside and follows extensive community consultation.”

The project team comprises architects 3Dreid and Graeme Nicholls Architects; Reform, landscaping; Turley, planning consultants; and Arcadis, project management.