DEVELOPER Dandara Living has changed its plans for a major Glasgow riverfront site and now wants to include student accommodation.
Public consultation will start soon in advance of a fresh planning application being submitted for the proposed City Wharf development at Anderston Quay.
The complex beside the Kingston Bridge is now set to feature nearly 500 one, two and three-bedroom homes for rent and 490 student apartments. This compares with previous proposals announced by Dandara in May for 670 flats.
Associated high quality amenities, located on the ground and first floors, will include a cycle hub, large open plan gym, residents’ lounge, and co-working spaces with views onto the River Clyde.
Central to the site’s design is the creation of a new urban park for use by residents and the local community. Private courtyard spaces and recreational areas will be available to residents with extensive planting and landscape throughout.
Another massive mixed rental and student scheme is being lined up for adjacent land at Central Quay.
Meanwhile, work on a separate development by Platform_ comprising nearly 500 rental flats beside the Dandara site is well advanced.
A public exhibition of the proposed plans will be held on Tuesday 31 January, from 2pm until 7pm, at Central Quay, Hyde Park Street, G3 8BW, with a closing date of 15 February for feedback.
A second event will take place on 23 February from 2pm until 7pm, with a closing date of 9 March for comments.
People will also be able to view the plans online at www.citywharfglasgow.info or call the team on 0800 987 5990.
Rachel Allwood from Dandara Living said: “This is a prestigious location which commands a special development given its close proximity to the Kingston Bridge.
“Following our initial consultation work and having listened to many stakeholders, we now have a design and a mix of accommodation that we believe will provide the right development for the area, meeting the needs of the city and fulfilling Glasgow City Council’s ambition to increase city living, as well as help address the ongoing urgent lack of student accommodation.
“We are passionate about the development being as accessible and inclusive as possible and are looking at ways to work with the community including developing ideas for the urban park.
“We have owned the land for some time and intend to be the onsite operator to ensure our vision will be delivered to the highest standards possible.”