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AIMING High With Major Build-To-Rent Towers At Buchanan Wharf

DETAILED plans for an 18-storey build-to-rent complex at the massive Buchanan Wharf development in Glasgow have been submitted for approval.

Drum Property Group is proposing 324 apartments at the corner of Kingston Street and Commerce Street at the south eastern corner of the Tradeston site, bear the railway line. There will be commercial units on the ground floor.

Work is already well underway on clearing existing buildings. Main construction work is due to start in October and take 118 weeks, with completion scheduled for February 2022.

Documents submitted by architects Stallan-Brand state the building, with two 18-floor towers, “will play a key role in Glasgow’s skyline, in particular when entering the city from the south”.

Residents will have access to two communal terraces, one of which will be on the 16th floor.  There will be 324 secure cycle parking spaces. A ground floor car park will have 16 spaces.

Construction has started on a huge office development for Barclays Bank on the western side of the three-block Buchanan Wharf site.

Permission has also been given to demolish most of the listed Kingston House, retaining the main facades and creating a multi-use event space.

The site boundary so far excludes the category B-listed building at 56-64 Kingston Street, known as the Beco Building which is under separate ownership.

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