REGENERATION business Peel L&P has launched online public consultation over plans for a massive mixed-use Clyde waterfront development in Glasgow.
It is proposing to deliver 1,100 homes, a 200-bedroom hotel plus 2,500 square metres for a mix of leisure venues at Yorkhill Quay.
The land, on the northern bank of the River Clyde in the West End of Glasgow, between the Riverside Museum and the Scottish Event Campus, is currently derelict and has been earmarked for development under Peel L&P’s masterplan for Glasgow Waters.
The proposed homes will consist of open market, build-to-rent and co-living residences.
Peel say the residential-led mix of uses, including hotel, leisure and commercial activities, will help repopulate and reactivate the waterfront, “creating a vibrant and diverse destination” which complements and connects with surrounding uses at the Riverside Museum, Clydeside Distillery and nearby SWG3.
It adds that the development of Yorkhill Quay offers a unique opportunity to reconnect the riverfront between key tourist attractions with Govan, across the new pedestrian bridge, the SEC Events Campus, River Kelvin walkways and neighbouring communities in Partick and Finnieston.
There will be large areas of protected public realm along a new river walkway.
Buildings and open space are framed by views across the river, with larger public ‘bookend’ squares maintaining panoramic views across important city landmarks, such as the University of Glasgow tower.
Brian Lavalette, Peel L&P’s property director for Scotland, said: “We’re fully committed to the Clyde Mission and have been working closely with the Scottish Government and local council on our plans for the Glasgow Waters area which includes Yorkhill Quay and Castlebank Quay.
“Our vision is to create a sustainable environment for local people to enjoy. We will actively seek opportunities to supply our developments with low carbon, locally-generated energy and to use energy in a responsible way where possible. We welcome thoughts from the local community on our plans for Yorkhill Quay.”
He added: “With the vision to become a major retail, leisure and tourism destination on the Clyde, Glasgow Waters will complement, support and revive the surrounding area.
“The masterplan involves a substantial investment in infrastructure, the creation of hundreds of waterfront homes, retail and leisure opportunities, as well as a commercial district.”
Residents are encouraged to view the plans and provide their feedback by visiting the public consultation website for the scheme.
Its expected that a planning application will be submitted in early 2021.