TWENTY-Six-Storey Tower Block Proposed For Riverfront Complex

31 January, 2023 | News

DANDARA Living have revealed the latest vision for their massive City Wharf development beside the Clyde in central Glasgow.

The developer wants to build around 500 one, two and three-bedroom flats for rent and 490 student apartments on vacant land beside the Kingston Bridge.

Dandara has previously secured planning permission for residential buildings on the site.

A statement on a newly-launched public consultation website explains: “Our new proposal aims to improve our offer to both residents and the community whilst securing viability, to deliver a site that has been derelict for many years.

“The design responds to the historic grid pattern of this previous highly industrial area to provide connectivity and ensure the scheme is easily accessible to pedestrians and cyclists.

“Our proposed designs respond to the prominent location of the site which is a key gateway to the city centre and highly visible to the 150,000 people who daily use the adjoining Kingston Bridge.

“We have sought to design and nurture an attractive, sustainable new community that integrates into the city’s adjoining districts and where residents and the local community feel safe and welcome.”

The developer continues: “There are three distinct buildings proposed that include a [26-floor] tower fronting onto the River Clyde, which acts as a visual landmark and gateway when viewed from the Kingston Bridge.

“The updated proposals for City Wharf will provide around 503 new homes consisting of studio, one-bedroom, two bedroom and three-bedroom apartments, all of which will be managed and operated by an on-site presence from Dandara Living.

“All build-to-rent homes are fully furnished with furniture options for residents and a shared gym, social and workspaces, all included within the monthly rent. The two and three-bedroom apartments have been designed with families in mind.”

Dandara state: “The revised proposals include around 490 student homes. Around 22 per cent of these will be studio apartments including private kitchenette, study space and en-suite bathroom.

“The remaining 78 per cent of homes will be co-living suites, which have shared living and kitchen spaces, and private en-suite bedrooms with their own study space.

“The proposal includes a significant amenity provision providing the student residents further spaces to socialise, study and exercise.

“A linear park extends fully along the length of the site, providing a buffer between the accommodation and the Kingston Bridge and providing the city with significant new urban park for the residents of Glasgow to enjoy.

“The arrangement of courtyard spaces between the buildings provides additional private amenity spaces for the residents. The new proposal increases the size of the proposed ‘Anderston Plaza’, a new public square for the public to enjoy views onto the River Clyde waterfront.”

Another massive mixed rental and student scheme is being lined up for adjacent land at Central Quay.

Meanwhile, work on a separate development by Platform_ comprising nearly 500 rental flats beside the Dandara site is well advanced.

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