£30 Million First Phase Plan to Deliver New Homes, Offices, Restaurant, Cafes and Douglas Laing & Co Distillery.
The completion of one of Scotland’s most high-profile waterfront development sites has moved a step nearer following the submission of a major planning application to Glasgow City Council by Drum Property Group.
Drum is working with Scottish Enterprise to develop a 7.5-acre site at Pacific Drive - which lies at the heart of Glasgow’s fast-growing Pacific Quay and forms a significant part of the final stages of the wider masterplan for the development area.
Drum’s £30 million proposals for this next development phase are for a mixed-use site bringing together high quality homes and offices with restaurants and bars – as well as a new £10 million urban whisky distillery, bottling plant and visitor centre operated by Douglas Laing & Co.
The new development will sit alongside the Canting Basin of the former Prince’s Dock and is set to provide a natural centrepiece for the wider Pacific Quay area. Future phases planned by Drum will see additional business space and amenities being developed, delivering a £67 million project by completion.
Welcoming the new planning application, Graeme Bone, Group Managing Director of Drum said:
"This is a hugely important planning application for Pacific Quay, which has seen unprecedented growth during the last decade and is now rightly regarded as Scotland’s most important location for broadcasting, media and creative industries.
Our proposals combine high quality residential and office development with a café culture, bringing amenities to an area which currently lacks facilities and services and is seldom occupied after 5 pm. We want this to be a vibrant social quarter which will be visited, occupied and enjoyed during the day, evening and night creating a genuine sense of identity and excitement both within and outside of the workplace. We now have the opportunity to realise the ambition of Scottish Enterprise to deliver an attractive and vibrant destination in the very heart of Pacific Quay, bringing a site which has lain empty for more than 30 years back to life.”