MASSIVE High Street Build-To-Rent Development Will ‘Take Account’ Of Post-Pandemic Life

14 July, 2020 | News

BUILD-to-rent operator Get Living hope work will start on their 700-home development at High Street next year.

The company was given planning permission in late 2018 to transform a 7.5-acre derelict site behind High Street rail station, just south of Collegelands, beside Parsonage Square.

An image of how the approved development was expected to look

Described as a £200million investment at the time, it included 727 homes for rent, a public square, 99 student studios and around 3,365 square metres of space for retail, leisure, food and drink and commercial business.

Get Living told reGlasgow: “We are working to create a residential-led neighbourhood at High Street that helps meet the demand for quality homes to rent in the city centre.

“We’re continuing to work with Glasgow City Council alongside our architects, landscape architects and retail consultants to adjust and finalise the plan that will bring this hidden 7.5 acre site back to life and in a way that now takes into account what life could look like as we move forward from the Covid-19 pandemic.”

No details were available regarding what might change.

An image of how the approved development was expected to look

Get Living pointed out that their site is also “very much part” of a wider push to reinvigorate the High Street and Merchant City corridor.

The company stated: “As part of this, our team continues to work closely with Glasgow City Council and other partner/associated agencies to ensure it offers the best possible fit with ongoing regeneration projects and brings long-term benefits for the future. Our ambition is to start on site next year.”

The site was formerly a railway yard but has been vacant for years apart from a section used as a car park.

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