Plans submitted for Central Quay PBSA

A group of architectural firms have submitted planning to Glasgow City Council for the proposed Central Quay development in Glasgow.

The Central Quay development in Glasgow | PBSA News
The Central Quay development in Glasgow.

3DReid, Graeme Nicholls Architects and re-form landscape architecture have submitted plans on behalf of Summix Capital for a mixed-use development comprising purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA), residential for sale and commercial uses, with associated landscaping and public realm on a brownfield site at the development.

“These exciting proposals represent a significant investment in Glasgow and will serve to regenerate a current brownfield site, providing much needed housing and commercial space. The site has lain derelict for a considerable period, and its redevelopment will be a welcome addition to the community. As a company, we are committed to pursuing a net zero carbon strategy by 2030, and this development will be in accordance with this.”

Stuart Black, Development Director, Summix

The proposals for Central Quay will deliver a major urban regeneration project in Glasgow, with the urban strategy putting placemaking at the heart of the design process.

The design principles of the Glasgow grid-iron urban pattern aim to help grow the city centre west, which the new site has adapted.

“The Central Quay proposals offer an exciting opportunity to reinvigorate what was once a vibrant part of Glasgow city centre. A careful consideration of the physical site, wider context and history of this place have informed an urban strategy that looks to successfully weave a new neighbourhood into the fabric of the city. We have thoroughly enjoyed a close and engaging collaboration with Summix, Graeme Nicholls Architects, re-form landscape architecture and the wider project team.” 

Euan McLaren, Director, 3DReid

Through its design, Central Quay has paid homage to its 18th century history, from the textiles, the colours of the historic pottery from the area – China white and basalt black – and the distinct tones from the scheme’s past.

“Our project at Central Quay in the Anderston neighbourhood in Glasgow has special significance for our practice. Encompassing 172 new homes, It’s the largest project we have worked on since establishing the firm in 2016. It is also in a part of Glasgow with a personal connection – my wife grew up in the area, and so it is a project on which we are passionate about delivering a design that celebrates and showcases the heritage and strong community spirit there.”

Graeme Nicholls, Director, Graeme Nicholls Architects

The proposed urban strategy defines four development plots. Plot A, B and D have been developed by 3DReid and Plot C is by Graeme Nicholls Architects.