Masterplan for Central Quay

04 Jan 2010

Global property group Goodman has appointed leading architecture and design practice Keppie as chief architects to comprehensively review the masterplan and development proposals for its waterfront business park in Glasgow - Central Quay.

Central Quay, the 11-acre riverside park, which is owned, managed and developed  by Goodman, is already home to a number of companies such as GE International, NHS Scotland, the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) and Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail Ltd, who together occupy 160,000 sq.ft.

Keppie was chosen following a competitive selection process during which the practice's team came up with a concept that is sensitive to the existing buildings and ensures the best possible use of space.

Currently at Stage 1, the initial focus will be on refining the design and development concept  with Stage 2 progressing to the submission of the masterplan to planning at some point later this year.

Central Quay is one of a number of urban business parks being developed by Goodman across the UK. Highly visible from the main M8 motorway through Glasgow, and located within Glasgow's highly successful International Financial Services District (IFSD), the site has the potential to accommodate up to 500,000 sq.ft. of additional space, potentially featuring a new a hotel, a prominent corporate HQ site on the Clyde Waterfront, and a range of new office buildings and other amenities.

Niall McGilp, Regional Development Director at Goodman, commented, "Central Quay is a strategically important project for Goodman which offers occupiers an attractive landscaped environment and generous car parking, with excellent access to public transport and city centre facilities and amenities, all within an urban location."

Project details
  • Central Quay phase 1 and 2