The project team behind the flagship PLATFORM_ Glasgow Build to Rent development reached a significant project milestone last week, topping out, which was celebrated in a topping out ceremony. The scheme is being delivered by contractor GRAHAM for investor, developer and operator of Build to Rent communities – PLATFORM_.
The project team includes firms Thomas & Adamson, Axiom Project Services Limited and Keppie Design, and the topping out ceremony involved guests climbing to the 20th floor of the building to enjoy unrivalled views across the city and signing the core of the structure.
“We’re really proud to see PLATFORM_ Glasgow achieve another milestone and it was great to get everyone involved together to mark it.
“The Clyde Waterfront has been earmarked as an area for urban regeneration by Glasgow City Council and we are helping to accelerate this by delivering a ready-made neighbourhood that will deliver much-needed homes and have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of residents.”Matt Willcock, Development Director, PLATFORM_
PLATFORM_ Glasgow is the city’s tallest building – at circa 60m. The development is strategically located between the International Financial Services District and Finnieston. It will help to revitalise the iconic waterfront, creating a vibrant new neighbourhood set across four blocks, ranging from six to 20 storeys in height.
The scheme will deliver 498 much-needed new homes for the Glasgow community – a mix of studios, one, two and three-bedroom Build to Rent apartments. The scheme 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.
Amenities at PLATFORM_ Glasgow include a state-of-the-art gym, landscaped courtyard, two roof terraces, cinema room and remote working facilities, all included in the monthly rent. Residents will also enjoy a private games room, bar area, guest lounges and group dining rooms, all exclusive to PLATFORM_ Glasgow residents.
The Build to Rent scheme will achieve the Silver Active Energy standard with plans submitted for sustainable energy generation by rooftop photovoltaics and the use of air source heat pumps in place of traditional heating systems. These initiatives will enable 100% of apartments to achieve an EPC B rating.
GRAHAM and PLATFORM_ aim to complete the scheme in October 2023, with apartments available to view from Q3 2023.
“As demand continues to outstrip the supply of new homes available for rent across the city, it is fantastic to see PLATFORM_ Glasgow quickly taking shape.
“GRAHAM is proud to be collaborating with PLATFORM_ and their team to deliver this iconic development. The unique offering will not only boost housing supply, but also create a thriving community along the River Clyde.”Gary Holmes, Regional Managing Director, GRAHAM Building North