DEVELOPER Seeks Planning Approval For Yorkhill Quay Transformation

28 April, 2021 | Major Developments

Indicative image submitted with the application

REGENERATION business Peel L&P has submitted an initial planning application for its major mixed-use development proposed for Yorkhill Quay, Glasgow.

It is aiming to deliver 1,100 homes, a 200-bedroom hotel plus commercial space and an area for leisure use. Five hundred of the homes will be for private rent, 400 for co-living and 200 for private sale.

The land, on the northern bank of the River Clyde, between the Riverside Museum and the Scottish Event Campus, is currently derelict.

The application is for planning permission in principle, so full details regarding the layout, design and materials have not been lodged at this stage.

But a statement included with the application explains: “In order to facilitate a broader understanding of the ideas proposed, indicative options for the development have been shown. They are for illustration purposes only and should be treated as indicative at this stage.”

A previous indicative illustration showed a single, higher tower at the west side of the site. This has been replaced with two lower buildings in the latest image, top

A design document states: “An indicative vertical architecture which allows for generous new open public realm spaces is proposed. By locating bookend public squares at either end of the development, along with a proposed ‘River Park’ which opens out towards the Riverside Museum, movement across the entirety of the site is promoted, creating an active, rich and diverse pedestrian-focused environment.

“The prime riverfront location can be further exploited with opportunities for roof terraces, amenity spaces, sky gardens and balconies, animating the roofscape and taking advantage of key city views.”

It also explains: “Fundamental to the proposed [Yorkhill Quay] masterplan strategy is the reinstatement of a continuous river walkway linking east to west.

“Improved pedestrian and cycle connectivity along this key route will enhance and support a mix of uses that encourage lively public areas and riverside activity throughout different times of day and night.

“A design-led approach will focus on attractive, high quality public realm and flexible open spaces which provide opportunities for shelter and the creation of natural habitat.”

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