CBRE submits plans for three major west of Scotland developments

Custom House

Property consultant CBRE has submitted planning applications for three major developments across the west of Scotland on behalf of developer clients.

Representing Artisan St Enoch Quarter Ltd, a subsidiary of Artisan Real Estate Investors, the planning team has applied for consent for the redevelopment of Custom House, which links Buchanan Street with the River Clyde waterfront, in order to transform the site into a thriving hotel and leisure quarter.

The £90 million plan spans a development area of 2,700 sq m and, as well as the historic sandstone Grade A-Listed Custom House, also includes adjacent tenement buildings straddling the corner of Clyde Street and Dixon Street.

The application specifically relates to two new proposed hotels, a 294-bed four star with bar, restaurant and conference facilities and a 16-bed aparthotel, together with street level bars and restaurants.

The appointed architect is Glasgow-based Sheppard Robson. Subject to the outcome of the planning application, a completion date has been set for mid-2020.

Teri Porter, director in CBRE’s planning and development team, said: “It’s exciting to be involved in such a significant development for the city; this is a chance to bring the waterfront area back to its former glory having been vacant for so long. It’s been a huge achievement by the whole team to get to this milestone and we look forward to the outcome of the planning decision.”

Broadway Two

For McAleer & Rushe, the team has submitted a planning application for a mixed-use development at Broadway Two, the site between Renfrew Street and Renfield Street. The proposals include a new 300-bed 4-star Maldron Hotel and student accommodation comprising 446 one-bed flats. It will also include a central courtyard area for residents.

On behalf of Orchard Brae Ltd, consent has been requested for a residential-led, mixed-use development of up to 2,600 houses at EuroPark next to the M8 in North Lanarkshire. The scheme will complement the Eurocentral employment hub and benefits from the recent completion of the M8 motorway upgrade. The housing element comprises 1,600 private homes, collectively entitled ‘The Villages’, and 1,000 social affordable and market rent properties.

Teri Porter said: “Our client Orchard Brae is in discussions with a major affordable housing provider and believes that this element of the proposal will help to provide a diverse range of houses suitable for all amid a vibrant new community, representing a significant contribution to North Lanarkshire’s housing supply.

“In addition, housebuilder Dundas Estates has committed to developing one of the first phases of the private development following receipt of planning consent.”

New cycle and pedestrian routes have been earmarked for the site, intersected by the Monklands Canal and Calder Water, along with hotel, conference, retail and school facilities.

Teri added: “As a key element of the site, Orchard Brae also hopes to formalise and improve the green network locally, retaining at least one third of the land as open green space, which would include improved canal routes and heightened access and leisure opportunities for new and existing residents.”

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