COUNCILLORS have agreed that a site at Pacific Quay, Glasgow can be used for apartments and offices plus retail and cafe/restaurant space.
The £10million mixed-use proposal involves land at Festival Gate, beside the Village hotel. The land has been unused since the Garden Festival in 1988.
City councillors backed the application by Surplus Property Solutions which sought for permission for the principle of the proposed land uses; further detailed consent will still be required.
An indicative concept brochure drawn up to support the application suggests 43 residential units could be provided along with the office, food/drink and shop space.
A document submitted with the application by planning consultants Iceni stated: “The proposed development would regenerate a prominent site within Pacific Quay which has remained vacant and derelict for 32 years, despite active marketing for office uses.
“The site forms part of the Scottish Enterprise Masterplan which seeks to create a vibrant neighbourhood and acknowledges the need for complementary uses such as retail, café/restaurants and residential at Pacific Quay, in order to create a night-time economy. The principle of the proposed uses has therefore been accepted.
“The new development will create a community hub at the gateway to the southern part of Pacific Quay, providing a higher density residential element.”
Around 200 new homes are already being built to the south of the site.