CITY planners are recommending approval for another massive residential complex on Glasgow’s waterfront.
Up to 750 homes are proposed for a four-acre site at Lancefield Quay, between Lancefield Street and Elliot Street, that has lain vacant since 2007.
Permission is also sought for associated leisure, gym, event/business space and a range of ground-floor units for retail, office and restaurant use.
The proposal also includes areas of public realm, green open space and rooftop gardens for residents. There would be 250 car parking spaces. Buildings would range from five to 16 storeys.
The outline planning application — submitted by Moda Living, investor Osborne + Co and the development and investment arm of construction business McAleer & Rushe, MRP — is due to be considered by councillors on Glasgow’s planning committee on Tuesday.
In their report to the committee, officials state: “The residential development would occupy the entire site, with indicative drawings showing this being formed over four blocks within the site.”
The report continues: “The application proposal seeks to develop a brownfield site within the inner urban area adjacent to the City Centre at an indicative density that will contribute to the aim of achieving a compact city form.
“Whilst not positioned directly on the riverfront, the application site is one of a number of vacant sites on the north side of this east-west arterial route running parallel to the river, where the objective of creating an attractive and activated enhanced public realm route has been pursued and will be delivered through its redevelopment.
“Full design considerations, including the layout of the site and siting of buildings and other structures, and the design and external appearance of buildings and other structures, would need to be considered in full through future application(s) for matter specified in conditions.
“Testing will also be required to ensure that each plot can deliver an appropriate level of amenity open space for residents
and that indicative unit numbers can be delivered largely within the conceptual building envelope.”
Construction is well underway on around 500 rental flats nearby at Anderston Quay with consultation now underway over a huge proposed residential and student complex behind that site.
Land directly beside the M8 motorway on Anderston Quay is the subject of proposals for around 670 flats for rent.