DRUM Property Group have lodged plans for a major mixed-use development beside the Clyde in Glasgow. It includes flats, offices, restaurants and a headquarters building with micro-distillery and visitor centre for whisky firm Douglas Laing and Co.
Sixty flats are included in the blueprint for land at Pacific Quay, which has been vacant for more than 25 years.site and was part of the 1988 Glasgow Garden Festival site.
A statement submitted by architects Cooper Cromar to Glasgow City planners explains: “Research undertaken with local stakeholders, and within the commercial and residential market, concluded that the proposed site must address a fundamental live / work balance for the development and wider area.
“Currently, the area lacks in amenity and services, and has no activity or life after 5pm. Drum’s proposal is to introduce residential space, with accompanying retail, café culture and services to ensure a bustling social hub. The inclusion of the proposed distillery, with restaurant and café, would also provide an additional tourist and commercial attraction, bringing visitor spend and footfall into the area.
“Drum’s vision is to create an exemplar living and working managed environment that is active throughout the day and evening.”
Another document lodged with the application by consultants Zander Planning states: “Drum Property Group considers the site offers a significant regeneration opportunity to create a ‘live-work’ village on the River Clyde to complement the offer already at Pacific Quay and that will provide a sustainable place where employment, business, leisure and tourism can flourish as well as providing an accessible and attractive place to live.
“This is a vision shared by Scottish Enterprise who own the site and who have entered into a joint venture agreement with Drum Property Group to deliver infrastructure and business space.”
The £11million corporate headquarters with micro-distillery and visitor centre for Douglas Laing and Co, above and below, will allow the launch of a new Govan-based malt whisky.
The building will also house a whisky laboratory and archive, and bar and bistro. The company will move from its current West End HQ, creating up to 38 jobs, up from the current 22.
Two residential blocks would also be built beside the canting basin, both with ground floor restaurant/cafes. One would have 28 flats and the other would have 32.
Four office/business buildings of four, five and six storeys, adding up to more than 23,000 square metres, are also part of the development.
The application is pending assessment by planners.