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Milestone achieved for flagship Glasgow BTR scheme as it reaches 20 storeys

Milestone achieved for flagship Glasgow BTR scheme as it reaches 20 storeys image
A view of the development from across the River Clyde

Leading contractor GRAHAM has completed the core of developer PLATFORM_’s landmark build to rent (BTR) scheme at Central Quay, which now stands as one of Glasgow’s tallest buildings at 20 storeys (circa 60m high).

Designed by architect Keppie, the £100m residential-led development will create 498 high-quality apartments across four blocks, ranging from six to 20 storeys in height.

Ideally placed between the city centre and the west end, the ambitious development will be complete with a range of amenities including a state-of-the art gym, landscaped courtyard, two roof terraces, library and cinema room, creating an exclusive waterside community which will be home to over 1,000 residents.

Residents will also enjoy a private games room, guest lounges and group dining rooms, all exclusive to PLATFORM_ Glasgow, which is set to be one of the most desirable BTR options in the city as the new rental model increases in popularity with young professionals, families and downsizers alike.

The impressive core of the tallest block rises above Glasgow's Kingston Bridge

Given its prominent location at the Broomielaw, the development will help to revitalise an important thoroughfare and contribute significant investment towards the ambitious regeneration of the Clyde Waterfront, which has been earmarked by Glasgow City Council as an area for urban renewal.

The modern and functionally designed one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments will help to meet the requirement for new housing in the city centre, as demand continues to outweigh supply, with future-proofed housing stock for generations to come.

Matt James, Senior Project Manager at PLATFORM_, said:

“We’re delighted to see the building taking shape and reaching this milestone of 20 storeys. The project is running to plan, and we are looking forward to completing the development by Q4 2023. PLATFORM_ will add to the skyline of Glasgow and help transform the Central Quay area. The tower will feature two 19th floor amenity spaces; a Residents’ Lounge and bookable private dining room with breathtaking views across the city.”

Gary Holmes, Regional Managing Director for GRAHAM Building North, said:

“It has been a great achievement to oversee Central Quay rise from ground level to now stand at 20 storeys, where you can enjoy striking views across the city.
“It has enhanced the city skyline and will improve available housing options as we collectively try to expand city centre housing provision and strengthen the local economy. The BTR model is becoming increasingly popular for a range of demographics given the high-quality offer and amenities it provides.
“GRAHAM has a strong pipeline of BTR developments under construction and it has been excellent to work collaboratively with PLATFORM_ and the wider project team to help deliver this forward-thinking development.”

A stellar project team are collaborating effectively to deliver PLATFORM_’s development including Thomas & Adamson, Axiom Project Services Limited and Keppie Design.

GRAHAM is building the PLATFORM_ for reimagined renting in Glasgow city centre