1,100 new homes and hotel unveiled for city’s Yorkhill Quay

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Proposals for 1,100 high-rise homes have been unveiled for the derelict riverside site between the Riverside Museum and the SEC.

Peel L&P wants to build the homes, a 200-bedroom hotel and a mixture of leisure venues at Yorkhill Quay.

The proposed apartments will consist of “build to rent and co-living residences”, according to Peel.

Plans are expected to be submitted early next year.

In the meantime, Peel is inviting local people and communities to view the plans and have their say.

Peel says “the residential-led mix of uses including hotel, leisure and commercial activities will help repopulate and reactivate the waterfront”.

It will create “a vibrant and diverse destination which complements and connects with surrounding uses at the Riverside Museum, Clydeside Distillery and nearby SWG3”, it says.

A release on its website reads: “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.

The proposals are for the derelict site between the SEC and the Riverside Museum.

“A series of ‘River Rooms’ create larger areas of protected public realm along the new River Walkway, creating opportunity to pause, meet and engage with the river. 

“Buildings and open space are framed by the views across the river, with the larger public bookend squares maintaining panoramic views across important city landmarks, such as the University of Glasgow tower.”

The land is currently derelict and has been earmarked for development under Peel L&P’s masterplan for Glasgow Waters. 

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’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’

Brian Lavalette

“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.”

Peel says its wider Glasgow Waters masterplan will “become a major retail, leisure and tourism destination on the Clyde” which will “support and revive the surrounding area”. 

The company says 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”.

Local residents are encouraged to view the plans and provide their feedback by visiting the public consultation website for the scheme.

Yorkhill Quay / Peel L&P
Local residents are being encouraged to see the plans. Image: Peel L&P

The public consultation will run from November 9 to November 30. 

The email inbox will accept comments until December 4 2020. 

Residents can provide feedback via the website or email: advice@mcinally-associates.co.uk

For more information about Glasgow Harbour, visit: https://peellandp.co.uk/glasgow-harbour/.

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