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Autumn 2022

GLASGOW City Council has granted outline planning permission for the £205 million Lancefield Quay development on the city’s waterfront, which will create 730 new homes.

The work has been tipped to transform a four-acre brownfield site that has been vacant since 2007.

The project will be delivered in partnership by build-to-rent (BTR) specialist Moda Living and GDRI – a joint venture between Osborne+Co and MRP, the development and investment arm of McAleer & Rushe.

This will be Moda Living’s second BTR development in Glasgow, with Holland Park set to complete in 2023. Features will include an on-site gym, co-working hubs, and units earmarked for commercial purposes.

The decision follows a public consultation which provided locals with the opportunity to view and feedback on the residential-led proposals. Generally, feedback from the public consultation has been described as ‘positive’ with ‘most respondents expressing their support’ for the development and regeneration of the site.

If successful at planning, Lancefield Quay will target three-star Fitwel certification – the top level of recognition from the healthy building accreditor – and will aim to run on 100% renewable electricity.

Moda Living MD Tony Brooks said, “With all the fundamentals we look for in a long-term city partner, Glasgow has immense potential for Moda Living and we are thrilled to have been granted outline permission for this key waterside site. Lancefield Quay will provide 730 new homes for rent to Glasgow, at a time when supply of good quality rental accommodation is at an all-time low, and we look forward to working with our delivery partners and Glasgow City Council to deliver a neighbourhood that will benefit its surrounding communities and the wider city for the long term.”

Stephen Surphlis, MD of MRP, added, “The granting of outline planning permission for Lancefield Quay is a very significant milestone in the delivery of this exciting new project which will regenerate this historic and important area of Glasgow. Complementing the council’s strategy, of a sustainable, inclusive and diverse society, Lancefield Quay will provide well-designed, modern homes that will add to the vibrancy of the city centre, enhancing community integration and supporting economic regeneration.

“MRP has a proven track record of delivering important development projects in Glasgow and in many other cities throughout the UK, and we are looking forward to working in partnership with Moda Living and Osborne+Co on Lancefield Quay to bring this transformational project to life.”

Conor Osborne, director and founder of Osborne+Co, said, “Lancefield Quay represents a truly transformational site that, alongside MRP and Moda Living, we are very proud to reinstate as a destination of choice for people in the city. Glasgow’s waterfront is iconic and intrinsic to its future is ensuring that the location remains relevant, which Lancefield Quay will enable with attractive rental opportunities.

“We’re looking forward to watching Moda bring the scheme to life as it continues the positive relationships we’ve established with the local authority and community alike.”

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