GRAHAM delivering ‘once in a generation’ opportunity at Candleriggs Square

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GRAHAM has commenced the delivery of Candleriggs Square - a £62m project that is incorporated into the “once-in-a-generation” regeneration of Candleriggs Quarter in Glasgow’s historic Merchant City district.

The leading regional construction company has been appointed by Drum Property Group as one of the contractors to deliver the £300m phased regeneration scheme which combines residential accommodation, offices, hotels, restaurants and local amenities, together with landscaping, walkways and a new public square.

The build comprises the design and construction of a 17-storey structure that will accommodate 346 Build To Rent (BTR) residential units, incorporating a mixture of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom properties, including six duplex penthouse apartments.

The ultra-modern building will house a communal dining space, gym, business lounge and games room, and will also feature associated public amenities, retail shells and car parking areas.

The site is bound by Hutcheson Street, Trongate, Candleriggs and Wilson Street, and had lain derelict and inaccessible for more than a decade.

The project is scheduled for completion in summer 2024.

Speaking about Candleriggs Square, Gary Holmes, GRAHAM Regional Managing Director (Building), said:

“We are proud to be part of this once-in-a-generation opportunity at Candleriggs Square that will breathe new life and revive the Merchant City area of Glasgow. Work is progressing well on site already and, with a structure of this height, we are excited to see its construction develop as it rises into the skyline to become a welcome addition to the city’s landscape.
“Across Glasgow, we have consistently delivered exemplar projects in the Build To Rent and residential markets such as Base Glasgow for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Scotway House. We will apply this technical expertise at every stage of the Candleriggs Square process to ensure the successful realisation of the joint vision of Drum Property Group and Stamford Property.”

The 3.6-acre, phased regeneration programme is led by joint venture developers, Drum Property Group and Stamford Property Investments.

Graeme Bone, Managing Director of Drum Property Group, said:

“It represents a significant step forward in the long-awaited regeneration of one of Glasgow’s most prominent gap sites, driving forward the evolution of Candleriggs Square which has quickly established itself as one of Scotland’s largest and most important commercial and residential development sites. This will be a huge boost to the area and to local businesses. We can look forward to bringing back to life a very special area which has always been at the centre of Glasgow’s commercial and social development.”

GRAHAM is currently partnering with Drum Property Group on four separate projects as part of the transformational £500m Buchanan Wharf development on the south bank of the River Clyde.

Uri Goldberg, Managing Director of Stamford Property Investments, added:

“Candleriggs Square offers an unprecedented regeneration opportunity for both the Merchant City and Glasgow city centre. We are committed to working in partnership with local people, groups and organisations throughout all stages of the development.
Candleriggs WIP - Picture by Alistair Leith

GRAHAM in Scotland

GRAHAM continues to make its presence felt in Scotland from the platform of its Glasgow and Edinburgh bases. It employs approximately 350 people in the region.

In addition to the Candleriggs Square and Buchanan Wharf developments, major schemes under construction by GRAHAM in Glasgow include the £73m Central Quay BTR development on the north side of the river and the new Toxicology Lab for Police Scotland in the Govan area.

In Edinburgh, student accommodation developments at Gorgie Road and Westfield Road represent two current multi-million-pound, purpose-built projects under way, whilst at Aberdeen’s Foresterhill Health Campus, the £161m Baird Family Hospital and ANCHOR Centre is making substantial progress. It is the largest scheme to be procured through the Health Facilities Scotland Framework.

Speaking about the portfolio of work taking place across Scotland, Gary, added:

“We continue to be a trusted partner in the healthcare, residential and education sectors across Scotland. Partnership, collaboration and quality are key attributes of GRAHAM, and these are reflected in the volume of new and repeat business that we are currently securing and delivering, and are set to deliver throughout 2022 and beyond.”

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