Design team appointed for Custom House Quay project on Glasgow waterfront

A PROJECT aiming to create what has been described as an “attractive waterfront area” on the north bank of the River Clyde, in Glasgow, has got underway with the appointment of the multi-disciplinary design team.

Says an announcement issued by the city council (here), the hope – pending a consultation exercise starting this summer – is to develop a grade A-listed building, the Custom House, plus create “an enhanced green space on the opposite south bank at Carlton Place”.

Adds the announcement: “The team will be led by architects, Hawkins\Brown, and civil and structural engineers, Civic Engineers, with associates Harrison Stevens, Urban Movement, Arch Henderson, Turley, Atelier Ten, LLP, New Practice, Turner & Townsend and ITP Energisec.

“Known as ‘Custom House Quay and Carlton Place’, the project – funded by the Glasgow City Region City Deal – will see the embankment expanded out in to the Clyde by possibly up to 20 metres to upgrade the quay walls.

“This will create a series of mixed-use development plots and enhance public realm and access along the waterfront. 

“The £25million development will improve access and links to reconnect the city centre to the river, see the creation of more public, green space and create an attractive river frontage that helps to fulfil the city’s aspirations of a ‘river park’.”

Picture credit: Glasgow City Council

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