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MIXED-Use Plan Put Forward For Pacific Quay Site Vacant For Decades

PLANNERS are being asked to agree that a site at Pacific Quay, Glasgow can be used for apartments and offices plus retail and cafe/restaurant space.

The mixed-use proposal is for land at Festival Gate, beside the Village hotel. The application by Surplus Property Solutions is seeking permission for the principle of the proposed land uses. If approved, further detailed consent would be required.

A view of the site in June 2018

A document submitted to planners states: “The proposed development would regenerate a prominent site within Pacific Quay which has remained vacant and derelict for 32 years, despite active marketing for office uses.

“The site forms part of the Scottish Enterprise Masterplan which seeks to create a vibrant neighbourhood and acknowledges the need for complementary uses such as retail, café/restaurants and residential at Pacific Quay, in order to create a night-time economy. The principle of the proposed uses has therefore been accepted.

“The new development will create a community hub at the gateway to the southern part of Pacific Quay, providing a higher density residential element.”

Concept visualisation

An indicative concept brochure drawn up to support the application suggests 43 residential units could be provided.

A view of the site in June 2018

Around 200 new homes are already being built to the south of the site.