Planning application for key Glasgow site

Dandara City Wharf

DANDARA Living, the UK’s leading residential Build to Rent developer, has submitted a new planning application to Glasgow City Council for its proposed City Wharf development at Anderston Quay in Glasgow.

Located on a derelict site in a landmark location overlooking the Kingston Bridge, the application includes an alteration to the previous planning permission to deliver energy efficient apartments and to also feature student accommodation.

The proposed development, designed by Manson, will feature nearly 500 one, two and three bedroom homes for rent and 490 student apartments alongside units for commercial use.  Associated high quality amenities, located on the ground and first floors, will include a cycle hub, large open plan gym, residents lounge, and co-working spaces with views onto the River Clyde.  

Central to the site’s design is the creation of a new urban park for use by residents and the local community.  New private courtyard spaces and recreational areas will be available to residents with extensive planting and landscaping throughout.

Rachel Allwood, Planning Director of Dandara Living said, “Following a series of public consultations we believe our new application offers a terrific opportunity to create a development that reflects its unique and highly visible location.

“It also helps address the local authority’s desire to double the number of people living in the city centre by 2035 and deliver much needed purpose built student accommodation, creating a more sustainable and vibrant city.” 

Dandara Living is an award winning developer, specialising in developing and operating Build to Rent apartment buildings and has a 98% satisfaction rating on Homeviews for its developments as independently rated by residents.

A division of the Dandara Group, the business was founded in 2016 and since then, it has become a leading provider of rental homes. With live developments in Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and Aberdeen and a growing portfolio of more than 7,400 homes in 10 towns and cities across the UK, Dandara Living is on target to become the largest build to rent developer and operator in the UK.

Firmly established in England, Build to Rent developments feature properties that are let on secure tenancies and not sold.  A comparatively new concept in Scotland, residents are offered long-term security of tenure, with the flexibility of renting and access to communal onsite facilities.  Well managed, they are designed to foster a sense of community.  Further information is available from

The latest stories