Tower blocks for Clydeside site

29 Aug 2007

The Herald, by Gerry Braiden

A prime Clydeside site which has been largely derelict for over a decade has been granted approval for three glass-fronted tower blocks.

The £150m office, retail and leisure development, which if it goes ahead could potentially house up to 2500 jobs, is being seen as an "anchor" for the western end of Glasgow's growing International Financial Services District.

The only property on the site in recent years has been the City Mission, a shelter for the homeless which will be relocated nearby.

The site, bounded by the Broomielaw, McAlpine Street, Carrick Street and Crimea Street, has also attracted problems such as prostitution.

Two sets of plans previously put forward for the site in the past six years were abandoned by developers.

In total, the scheme will create 500,000 sq ft of office space, as well as cafes, shops, bars and restaurants at ground level, with 130 parking spaces under ground.

 

Reproduced with the permission of The Herald (Glasgow) © Newsquest (Herald & Times) Ltd.

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