A DEVELOPER is proposing a massive increase in the number of apartments it wants to build in Finnieston.
Planning permission is already in place for 195 flats at the Nuffield Glasgow West End fitness and wellbeing facility on Minerva Way.
But Redevco have started pre-application consultation over revised plans for around 384 build-to-rent flats.
A website providing preliminary information about the scheme states: “Following detailed review of the approved development, the consultant team recommend that in order to achieve Redevco’s objective of reducing the Whole Life Carbon emissions of the development, the energy strategy should now be based upon heat recovery systems for apartments.
“The space requirements for this strategy necessitate a review of internal layouts, within apartments themselves, within the approved buildings and within communal and amenity areas to facilitate optimum sustainable operational efficiency.
“The consultant team have revisited the design principles, built context and regulatory requirements to bring forward a development which meets current standards.”
The existing building was constructed in 1986 and, up until the late 1990s, was The Summit Centre, a private ice rink used for curling, hockey and skating which was closed for structural and operational reasons in May 1998.