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HIGH-Rise Build-To-Rent Plan Replaces Office Proposal For City Centre Site

PLANS have been revealed for a major build-to-rent and mixed-use development in Glasgow City Centre.

Developer Brickland Ltd is proposing 182 one, two and three-bedroom apartments and duplexes at 64-72 Waterloo Street.

A high-rise new-build element will occupy the existing footprint of 70-72 Waterloo Street as well as the rear of the site.

The proposals also include restoring and re-purposing parts of the neighbouring B-listed Distillers’ House which has been unoccupied and in a state of deterioration for some time.

The building was badly damaged in a fire in the 1940s, which resulted in the original dome and roof features being removed.

As part of the redevelopment, these features will be reinstated – alongside several stonework repairs.

In addition to new homes, there will be commercial and residential amenity uses.

Planning permission was given in 2018 for a 14-storey grade A office block at the site.

Darren Leary, chief operating officer of Brickland, said: “Brickland is delighted to be involved in this fantastic project which will provide high-quality residential accommodation in the city centre.

“The build-to-rent sector is burgeoning in Glasgow and we expect this development to make a significant contribution toward increasing vitality and vibrancy in the area, in line with Glasgow City Council’s aim of increasing sustainable city centre living.

“The heritage assets on the site, including the B listed Distillers’ Building which will be sympathetically incorporated into the new development, will create a fantastic offer for residents and have made this a fascinating project to work on.”