A PLANNING application has been submitted for the proposed residential development on the site of Portcullis House at Charing Cross in Glasgow.
The former HMRC building on India Street would be cleared, with a 685-unit complex taking its place.
There would be a 279-unit build-to-rent development to the north of the site, adjacent to Charing Cross Station, and a 406 co-living studios to the south of the site, adjacent to the Scottish Power Building.
The site’s accessibility by public transport and pedestrian/cycle routes, and the proximity of the multi-storey car park on Elmbank Crescent, mean no on-site parking for residents is proposed.
The public will be able to enjoy the top floor of the development, which will be available through a booking system.
Iain Smith, planning director for Watkin Jones Group, said: “We’re thrilled to submit our planning application for this exciting scheme at Portcullis House, regenerating a brownfield site to create sustainable new homes for people in the city.
“By ensuring there is a good supply of high-quality rented housing in Glasgow we will meet growing demand, which will benefit people across the local area and beyond.”
He added: “The design of our proposed homes will help to keep skilled young people in the city who will boost Glasgow’s economy. These people are actively looking for a sustainable and desirable place to live in central location with excellent transport links and places to shop or socialise.
“This will repopulate the city centre and benefit local businesses as part of an overall renewal of the west end.
“Build-to-rent and co-living developments are built for the long-term, so our focus is on creating a great place to live for decades with high-quality rented accommodation at competitive prices that appeal to a wide range of people.
“There is huge demand in Glasgow for these homes, which offer long-term security of tenure, combined with the flexibility of renting.”