A MAJOR office and apartment development is being proposed for a large vacant site at High Street, Glasgow.
Vastint Hospitality hope to transform the vacant plot at the former goods yards at Collegelands, south and east of the Moxy hotel.
A planning application is to be submitted for 235 apartments, an office block, commercial units and landscaping.
Vastint state: “Since completion of the Moxy Hotel in early 2019, Vastint Hospitality has been working closely with the Glasgow City Council to identify the optimum mix of development, routes and new public realm to complete the Western edge of the Collegelands masterplan, providing new apartments for rent, office, commercial and ground floor amenities facing high quality public and private amenity spaces.
“The proposals aim to transform this former industrial land into a coherent piece of city.”
An eight-storey, 8,000-square-metre office block is proposed to the south of the hotel, including café/co-working spaces at ground floor level.
It will be based around Vastint’s Business Garden developments which have proved successful in mainland Europe and will offer flexible floorplates that are easily subdivided to accommodate small business users and start-ups.
The western gable of the office has been pulled back to leave room for a public square beside High Street Station.
The apartments will be within three stepped towers with shared facilities such as residents’ lounges and gym.
Vastint state: “The towers are linked by colonnade structures at ground level which provide residents with sheltered access to shared amenity areas.
“Façade treatments will be developed to reflect the industrial heritage of the area.”
A huge development is also planned for south of the railway line.