Central Quay development given go-ahead

28 Feb 2007

The development of Central Quay, former site of the Daily Record, has been granted planning permission by Glasgow City Council.

Outline planning approval for the riverside project by developers Akeler was granted on Tuesday 27 February, subject to satisfying conditions of an agreement on contributions to surrounding transport infrastructure.

It is hoped that work will commence in the second quarter of this year, with completion scheduled for Autumn 2008. 

The proposed development is for two 5 storey Grade A office buildings, one of 128,000 sq ft and one of 92,000 sq ft net floorspace, which will be constructed using attractive, contemporary materials.

Parking will be at basement level, with the buildings constructed on top of a podium deck. The two buildings, which will feature canopies and three and four storey atria respectively, will overlook the site's central landscaped area which links the site to Anderston Quay and the Clyde waterfront.

Part of the development involves the construction of an hotel on the site. Akeler will go out to the market to identify an hotel development partner next month (March).

A new station stop for the proposed Clyde Fastlink will be located close to the site.

  • High level view of Central Quay to the left of the image