Watkin Jones plans 36-storey Glasgow tower

Aaron Morby 8 months ago
Share

Developer/contractor Watkin Jones has submitted plans to build a high rise student flat block on the site of a former tax office in Glasgow.

A sky lounge on the top floor of the taller building will provide a viewing deck for far reaching views of the surrounding cityscape
A sky lounge on the top floor of the taller building will provide a viewing deck for far reaching views of the surrounding cityscape

At 114m high, it would be the second tallest building in the city behind The Glasgow Tower at the science centre.

Designed by Hawkins Brown, the Ard scheme will consist of two buildings of 36-storeys and 10-storeys, providing over 780 student bedrooms.

The redevelopment of the existing Portcullis House on India Street, opposite Charing Cross train station, will be known as The Ard.

Iain Smith, Planning Director of Watkin Jones, said: “This exciting development at The Àrd will regenerate a brownfield site bringing vitality to this part of the city, providing high-quality and much-needed student homes, in addition to greatly increased public realm.

“It will help to address a chronic undersupply of student accommodation, as well as repopulating the city centre and benefit local businesses as part of an overall renewal of the west end.

“We are delighted to welcome Glasgow Social Enterprise Network who will accommodate space in the building, should it be consented.

“This organisation will support the delivery of the next generation of entrepreneurs, also working with those students living in the building.”

 

 

Latest news

HS2 to spend £100m shutting sites where work never started

Remediation of sites no longer needed for cancelled Phase 2 will take three years
2 hours ago

ISG sale imminent as buyers set-up UK holding company

South African nutrition entrepreneur and Australian partner primed to take over
9 hours ago

CR Construction wins £210m Manchester towers

Construction to start next year on four blocks ranging from nine to 34-storeys
9 hours ago

Southern Housing to rationalise supply chain following merger

Firms put on alert for £1.7bn construction framework renewal
9 hours ago

Decision delayed on 52-storey Isle of Dogs tower

Hong Kong developer plans 460 flats block next to Millwall Inner Dock
9 hours ago

Go-ahead for £850m North London estate rebuild

Flagship Edmonton housing estate redevelopment will deliver 2,000 new homes
9 hours ago

Mace lands £184m Oxford Science Park contract

Contractor to build trio of laboratory and office buildings
1 day ago

Worker paralysed in 30ft fall during electricity pylon demolition

Specialist firm fined £240,000 after court hears linesman attached lanyard to a loosened steel section
9 hours ago

Sir Robert McAlpine clinches £4bn Somerset gigafactory

2.6m sq ft car battery plant will require over 2,000 workers at peak construction
1 day ago

House builder Hill Group tops £1bn turnover

Group's controlled development pipeline stands at £10bn
1 day ago

Higgins wins 360 new homes job in south London

Firm will now work up planning for phase 2 of Brixton housing project
1 day ago

Kier starts £48m Ealing high school job

Northolt High School to be rebuilt for 1,130 pupils
1 day ago

Plans in for £64m Suffolk A12 upgrade

Work to start next summer on dualling and junction upgrades
1 day ago

Man suffers multiple fractures in HS2 accident

Engineering firm fined after fall leaves worker in hospital for two months
1 day ago

Go-ahead for Milton Keynes’ largest private rental project

Platform_ to build 20-storey scheme of 335 flat next to train station
4 days ago

A2Dominion reins in new-build and cuts development team

Housing association to stop private new build sales in big strategy switch
4 days ago

Sellafield partnership appoints final key delivery partners

Altrad and Kaefer bag £180m access, insulation and painting deal
4 days ago

Health centre canned as build costs double in four years

Devon NHS stands down plans for Health and Wellbeing Centre in Teignmouth
4 days ago

Family confirm death of Des O’Rourke

Deputy chair and co-founder of Laing O'Rourke dies aged 75
5 days ago

Plans approved for major phase of £2.5bn Salford Crescent

Crescent Innovation will help create global research hub
4 days ago

Deal to kick-start 3,000-home Northstowe town centre

Labour Government acts to unlock next phase of new town near Cambridge
5 days ago

Striking new-look for Canary Wharf HSBC tower

Large chunks of upper floorplate to be removed in major overhaul
5 days ago

Kier halves debt to £115m after strong trading year

Order book up 7% to £10.8bn with 85% of work secured for year ahead
5 days ago

Developer blasts “unfair” power charges on huge Liverpool site

Romal Capital unhappy about site power hook-up costs
5 days ago

Regal to start Wembley 1000-bed student scheme

Backer found to deliver £400m twin tower student scheme
5 days ago

Breyer Group bags £163m housing repair deal

Major repair and maintenance win from Kingston Council
5 days ago

VolkerFitzpatrick lands Piccadilly Line upgrade deal

Contractor to work on Cockfosters depot
5 days ago

26 face fight to renew spots on £1bn NEPO civils deal

Next generation framework to start in March 2025
6 days ago

Go-ahead for £170m King’s Cross life sciences office project

Innovative arched design to carry landmark building over railway tunnels
6 days ago

Mitie buys power contractor ESM for £8.5m

Building FM firm strengthens high voltage contracting offer
6 days ago

Contractor services