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New sustainable community with leisure facilities and approved public open space in Glasgow Waters by Peel L&P

PLANS to create a low carbon community with new homes, hotel, leisure facilities and public open space in Glasgow Waters by Peel L&P have been approved.

Glasgow City Council today granted planning permission for Yorkhill Quay, on the north bank of the River Clyde.

The proposals include 1,100 new homes for the open market, built for rental and cohabitation alongside a 200-room hotel, retail space and 2,500 square meters of land for leisure use, including the adventure golf.

The development will help connect the neighborhoods of Partick and Finnieston as well as the waterfront between major tourist attractions with footbridges and cycle paths along a new waterfront promenade. A series of “River Rooms” can also be used as a public space with a panoramic view of the waterfront offering places to pause, rest or shelter by the river.

Plans are underway to connect Glasgow Waters buildings to a new low-carbon heating network which could also include the Therme Scotland health and wellness spa project, the second of the wellness complexes of the Therme group to be built in the UK.

The network would bring projected carbon savings of nearly 69,000 tonnes, the equivalent of planting over 78,000 trees* and support Scotland’s green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Brian Lavalette, Peel L&P Property Director for Scotland, said: “Our proposals for Glasgow Waters, a currently derelict brownfield site, will help reactivate the River Clyde waterfront to help create a diverse and thriving community connecting the West End in the city centre.

“The plans are in line with the Clyde mission and we have worked with the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council to develop Glasgow Waters to help the Clyde attract new retail, leisure and tourism investment, as well as creating much-needed housing and new jobs.

“We are delighted that the council has recognized the benefits the project will bring to the region, and we look forward to being able to get started on site.”

Work should start at the end of 2023.

More information on Glasgow Waters.