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Wednesday, December 12, 2023

Dandara receives planning consent for Glasgow Waterfront development

Dandara has received planning approval for City Wharf, a 200 million mixed-use development which will regenerate derelict land to the west of the Kingston Bridge in Glasgow.

City Wharf will be developed on the north bank of the River Clyde immediately to the west of the Bridge, reputedly the busiest bridge in Europe with in excess of 1million vehicles passing over it every week, making it one of Scotland's most visually prominent locations for businesses.

Comprising of 852 apartments in four 22-storey towers, 240,000 sq ft of Grade A office space and 7000 sq ft of retail space, the development will also have a double level subterranean 740 space car park.

Alan Kinloch, development director for Dandara, said: "City Wharf is a tremendously exciting and important gateway development for Glasgow.

"We've worked closely with Glasgow City Council over the past 18 months to ensure that the finished product respects the prominence of its location next to the Kingston Bridge and we are delighted to have now secured planning consent.

"Our focus now turns to delivering phase one of the development and further announcement will follow in 2008.

"Since entering the Scottish residential market in 2005, Dandara has surprised many with the high quality and innovative designs which recently resulted in awards for 'Best Waterfront development', as well as The Herald's 'Grand Prix' award for 'The best development' in Scotland for gh2o at Glasgow Harbour.

"It is our intention to adopt this same innovative approach to design and quality within all aspects of City Wharf."

The offices at City Wharf will extend the International Financial Services District westward and complement the plans for up-market hotels and other mixed-use developments proposed for Glasgow's waterfront.

The residential element of City Wharf will mirror the success Dandara has enjoyed at Glasgow Harbour, maximising river and cityscape views, and optimising natural daylight penetration onto the site.

Alan Kinloch continues: "The prominence of this location will result in an iconic development for Glasgow with City Wharf becoming the gateway to the city's International Financial Services District.

"Dandara has already demonstrated throughout the UK that it delivers truly stunning and high quality residential, office and retail developments, and this further investment in Glasgow will reinforce Dandara as a leading commercial and residential developer in Scotland."