Milestone achieved for Glasgow’s Central Quay BTR scheme

GRAHAM completes the core of developer PLATFORM_’s landmark Build to Rent scheme at Central Quay in Glasgow.

Central Quay Build to Rent development in Glasgow, a PLATFORM_ scheme being delivered by GRAHAM | BTR News
Central Quay Build to Rent development in Glasgow.

Contractor GRAHAM completes the core of developer PLATFORM_’s landmark Build to Rent scheme at Central Quay, which now stands as one of Glasgow’s tallest buildings at 20 storeys (circa 60m high). The project team delivering the development include Thomas & Adamson, Axiom Project Services Limited and Keppie Design.

Designed by architect Keppie, the £100m residential-led development will deliver 498 high-quality Build to Rent homes – a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments across four blocks, ranging from six to 20 storeys in height. The modern and functionally designed apartments will help meet the requirement for new housing in Glasgow city centre, as demand continues to outweigh supply.

“It has been a great achievement to oversee Central Quay rise from ground level to now stand at 20 storeys, where you can enjoy striking views across the city. It has enhanced the city skyline and will improve available housing options as we collectively try to expand city centre housing provision and strengthen the local economy. The Build to Rent model is becoming increasingly popular for a range of demographics given the high-quality offer and amenities it provides. 

“GRAHAM has a strong pipeline of Build to Rent developments under construction and it has been excellent to work collaboratively with PLATFORM_ and the wider project team to help deliver this forward-thinking development.”  

Gary Holmes, Regional Managing Director for GRAHAM Building North

Ideally placed between the city centre and the west end, Central Quay will provide a range of amenities including a state-of-the art gym, landscaped courtyard, two roof terraces and a library and cinema room, creating an exclusive waterside community which will be home to over 1,000 residents.

Residents will also enjoy a private games room, guest lounges and group dining rooms, all exclusive to PLATFORM_ Glasgow, which is set to be one of the most desirable Build to Rent options in the city  – as the new rental model increases in popularity with young professionals, families and downsizers.

“We’re delighted to see the building taking shape and reaching this milestone of 20 storeys. The project is running to plan, and we are looking forward to completing the development by Q4 2023. PLATFORM_ will add to the skyline of Glasgow and help transform the Central Quay area. The tower will feature two 19th floor amenity spaces; a residents’ lounge and bookable private dining room with breathtaking views across the city.”

Matt James, Senior Project Manager, PLATFORM_

Given its prominent location at the Broomielaw, the Central Quay development will help revitalise an important thoroughfare and contribute significant investment towards the ambitious regeneration of the Clyde Waterfront, which has been earmarked by Glasgow City Council as an area for urban renewal.