Major Mixed-Use Development Planned at Glasgow’s Central Quay | Summix Capital
Introduction to the Proposed Development
Summix Capital has launched a project to build a mixed-use development on a brownfield site at Glasgow’s Central Quay. The 4.43-acre site has been vacant for over half a century and was originally the Harland & Wolffe Finnieston Diesel Engine Works. The proposed development plans to bring a blend of residential, student accommodation, and commercial spaces.
Environmental Initiatives Incorporated in the Design
The design of the proposed neighbourhood is focused on sustainability. It aims to meet net zero carbon standards in its operation, featuring renewable energy usage and sustainable urban drainage. The choice of materials for the build will also contribute to reducing embodied carbon. Interestingly, similar attention to environmental impact can be seen in projects elsewhere. For instance, when installing air conditioning systems in London, energy efficiency is a major concern.
Planned Residential and Commercial Space
With the proposed development, more than 400 homes for private sale are planned. This initiative is expected to address the current housing shortfall in the city. In addition, the development will also include purpose-built student accommodation, addressing another key need in Glasgow.
Enhancing Biodiversity and Community Spaces
Beyond the buildings, the plans include the improvement of biodiversity through planting and green spaces. These spaces will feature high-quality roof gardens, children’s play areas and a new public plaza, aiming to create a vibrant and green community.
Existing Planning Permission
The brownfield site already has planning permission in principle for a mixed-use development. This includes offices, residential, hotel, and associated ground floor commercial uses, along with provisions for access, parking, landscaping, and related works.
Team Behind the Project
The project team consists of architects from 3Dreid and Graeme Nicholls Architects; landscaping from Reform; planning consultants from Turley, and project management from Arcadis.
The Dawn of a New Era for Glasgow’s Central Quay
A representative from Summix Capital expressed delight at submitting the planning application. They emphasized that this mixed-use development represents a significant investment in Glasgow and will continue the regeneration of the Clyde riverside. The project follows extensive community consultation and is expected to bring a major urban renewal to the area.