NEWS - Glasgow’s waterfront transformation
- Anna Millar
- 4 January 2008
Glasgow’s waterfront set to be transformed by £10m development.
Glasgow looks ready to start the year in style following the announcement that the proposed £10m restaurant quarter on the waterfront will go ahead with developer Wilson Bowden at the helm.
The Bowden camp will develop 30,000 square feet of pavilions, making room for a series of bars, restaurants and cafés on the banks of the River Clyde at the Broomielaw. This latest news builds on the continued efforts in 2007 to make serious headway on the regeneration of the Clyde.
Jim Fitzsimons, development director at Wilson Bowden Developments Ltd, said: ‘This development is all about allowing the people of Glasgow and visitors to re-engage with the River Clyde. They will now be able to walk from the city centre to enjoy the waterfront and visit a vibrant new leisure quarter.’
Fitzsimons insists that this will also add to the growing success of Atlantic Quay as an ‘18-hour’ district with offices, hotels, shops and now world-class leisure facilities. ‘We see this attracting signature restaurants and cafés which will allow people to relax and dine overlooking the waterfront. It’s set to become a major new attraction and will play a key part in allowing Glasgow to maximise the potential of its city centre waterfront.’
The Broomielaw Pavilions will be built over two storeys and showcase a ‘wave form’ roof in line with its surroundings, and will be situated on the north bank of the river next to a new pedestrian bridge linking Broomielaw with Tradeston on the south side.
Ongoing work on the Clyde Waterfront has become Scotland’s single most significant urban renewal project with around £5.6bn of public and private sector investment. Those close to the various projects have said that over the next ten years they hope to make the Clyde area one of the most vibrant and lucrative areas in Scotland.