PERMISSION is being sought for a £90million development of hundreds of apartments beside the River Kelvin in Glasgow’s West End.
KR Developments want to build 424 apartments on four linear blocks on vacant land to the south of Beith Street/Castlebank Street on the remainder of the former Partick Central Station site, between the West View and West Village student residences and to the south of the Lidl car park.
If approved by city planners, there would be 34 studio flats, 213 one-bed apartments, 142 two-bed apartments and 36 three-bed apartments.
The development would be based on a build-to-rent model operated by a management company with 24-hour, on-site presence.
The blocks would be set in a garden landscape, with connecting colonnade entrance elevation and dual-level roofscapes featuring rooftop terrace gardens.
The development also includes generous outdoor garden amenity areas, a promenade along the banks of the River Kelvin together with internal common amenity areas incorporating facility management functions, a gym, co-working space, lounge areas and residents cafe.
Kevin Robertson, managing director of KR Developments, said: “After 18 months of working in the background with our design team and extensive consultation with the council and other stakeholders, we are delighted that we have now submitted the application for this fantastic project.
“Post Covid-19 we see this as an opportunity to provide much needed new investment in modern and sustainable new homes in the West End to meet the needs of Glasgow’s expanding population.
“The project will also create a large number of construction jobs during the building works as well as new jobs which will be required to manage, maintain and service the development on completion.
“All going well we hope to commence construction in autumn next year with the first residents moving in by late 2023.”