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13/12/2018

Green light for major new Glasgow city centre neighbourhood

Words: Roger Milne
Glasgow City Council has given the green light for a new city centre neighbourhood anchored by Scotland’s largest build-to-rent (BTR) scheme so far.

Glasgow City Council has given its approval for a new city centre neighbourhood anchored by Scotland’s largest build-to-rent (BTR) scheme so far.

The proposals will see a derelict site in the historic heart of Glasgow transformed into a new residential neighbourhood of more than 700 homes.

The investment partnership behind Get Living plc is planning to build 727 new build-to-rent homes on a 3-hectare site behind High Street rail station. The scheme will also feature a new public square, 99 student studios and about 3,365 square metres of space for retail, leisure, food and drink and commercial business.

Other than a section currently used as a car park the site has lain vacant and derelict for many years. The Molendinar Burn, the original freshwater source upon which Glasgow was founded, passes beneath the site.

The area was home to the original Glasgow University and the Hunterian Museum as well as a goods yard.

For the first time, new tree-lined access routes on the site will connect the Merchant City through to the East End via Glasgow’s High Street. Work on the first phase of the development is expected to start in 2019, subject to a building warrant.

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