Completion plans for Collegelands Park revealed

Glasgow Enlightenment Limited unveils the final phase of Collegelands in Glasgow, which includes the Collegelands Park Build to Rent scheme.

Site of the proposed Collegelands Park scheme, which will deliver a new Build to Rent development | Glasgow Enlightenment | PBSA News
Site of the proposed Collegelands Park scheme, which will deliver a new Build to Rent development.

Initial plans for the final phase of Collegelands Park in Glasgow have been unveiled by Glasgow Enlightenment Limited – a joint venture between developer Dawn Developments Limited and property development, investment, and management firm Drum Property Group. Glasgow Enlightenment Limited has lodged A Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) with Glasgow City Council..

Bordering Duke Street and High Street, the proposed five-acre £95m multi-use development will deliver a 182-apartment Build to Rent building and a PBSA building. Collegelands Park will also deliver a community-led arts facility with event space, a café and courtyard.

At the heart of the new neighbourhood, a short walk from the city centre and Strathclyde University, will be a two-and-a-half-acre park – the first to be created in the city in many years. The park will feature orchard and blossom trees and community growing areas, helping to improve air quality and public health.

“This new development will mark the completion of the 20-yearlong Collegelands masterplan to regenerate the Calton area of the city. This important project will create 250 jobs during construction, and we hope will act as a catalyst for further development in the area.

“These plans are the culmination of years of conversation with local people and the City Council on how this final piece of the Collegelands jigsaw could look. We are excited to draw all these ideas together into this new proposal and to finally be able to share it with the local community. It is important that the new development is right for those who live, study and work in the Merchant City and Calton areas of Glasgow.

“The original concept for regeneration at Collegelands remains the same as it did almost two decades ago – to create a vibrant city centre district that will serve Glasgow for generations to come.”

Paul O’Donnell, Glasgow Enlightenment

The Collegelands regeneration project was launched in 2004 in a bid to bring new homes and opportunities to the Calton area of the city. Considered one of Scotland’s most successful mixed use developments, it now has a thriving community, a new Moxy hotel, offices, homes and shops.

A series of events are being held during the pre-application process, and a formal planning application will be lodged with Glasgow City Council in the summer following the consultation period.

“We hope that local people will come along and have their say on this proposed development which will not only enrich the area by providing much needed new homes and student accommodation, but also offer a safe, well-lit place where people can exercise or relax and chat with friends, along with community cultural events for everyone to enjoy.”

Graeme Bone, Glasgow Enlightenment