New sustainable community with leisure facilities and public open space approved at Peel L&P’s Glasgow Waters

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PLANS to create a low carbon community with new homes, a hotel, leisure facilities and public open space at Peel L&P’s Glasgow Waters have been approved.

Glasgow City Council has today granted planning permission at Yorkhill Quay on the northern banks of the River Clyde.

The proposals include 1,100 new homes for open market, build to rent and co-living alongside a 200-bedroom hotel, commercial space and 2,500 square metres of land for leisure use including adventure golf. 

The development will help connect neighbourhoods in Partick and Finnieston as well as the riverfront between key tourist attractions with walkways and cycleways along a new waterfront promenade. A series of ‘River Rooms’ can also be used as public space with panoramic views of the waterfront offering places to pause, rest or shelter on the river front.

Plans are underway to connect buildings at Glasgow Waters to a new low carbon heat network which could also include the proposed Therme Scotland health and wellbeing spa resort, the second of Therme Group’s world class wellbeing resorts to be built in the UK.

The network would bring forecasted carbon savings of almost 69,000 tonnes, the equivalent of planting over 78,000 trees* and support Scotland’s Green Recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Brian Lavalette, Peel L&P’s Property Director for Scotland, said: “Our proposals for Glasgow Waters , a currently derelict brownfield site, will help to reactivate the River Clyde waterfront to help create a diverse and thriving community connecting the West End to the city centre.

“Plans are in keeping with the Clyde Mission and we’ve been working with Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council to develop Glasgow Waters to help the Clyde attract further investment in retail, leisure and tourism as well as creating much needed homes and new jobs.

“We’re pleased the council has recognised the benefits the scheme  will bring to the area, and we look forward to being able to start on site.”

Work is expected to start towards the end of 2023.

More information about Glasgow Waters.

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