WORK has started on a development of almost 500 apartments on Glasgow’s riverfront.
Graham Construction have moved on-site at Anderston Quay on the Broomielaw for enabling works.
The £100million Central Quay development by Platform_ will feature 498 flats for private rent and is due for completion in 2023.
There will be a mix of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments spread across four blocks including a 20-storey tower.
Resident facilities will include a rooftop garden, lounges, games rooms, gym, cycle club, roof terraces, and a co-working commercial area with cafe.
The site is bounded by Anderston Quay, Warroch Street, Whitehall Street and Hydepark Street and had been vacant since 2020. It was formerly occupied by the Daily Record building and the Bilsland Bakery building.
Gary Holmes, regional managing director for Graham’s Building division, said: “Private rental developments are again increasing in popularity across the UK, feeding a growing appetite of those people who want flexible, sociable and cost-effective living, and this project further bolsters our strong position in the residential sector.
“The facilities we are constructing for Platform_ will provide high quality apartments, incorporating the full range of lifestyle and amenity facilities which today’s urban professional renters expect.”
Matt Willcock, development director at Platform_, said: “We’re looking forward to launching Platform_ Glasgow. The building will not only help redevelop the local area but will provide much needed housing to cope with high demand.”