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Plans submitted for 7.5 acre Pacific Quay project

Drum Apartments at Canting Basin, Pacific Quay

Apartments looking across the Canting Basin


Drum Property Group has submitted plans for its £30 million development on Glasgow’s riverside.

The developer has been working with Scottish Enterprise for more than a year to develop a 7.5-acre site fronting the Canting Basin, formerly part of Princes Dock, now Pacific Quay.

The area is already home to media organisations and the Glasgow Science Centre, Under the latest plan a mix of homes, offices, restaurants and bars will sit alongside a £10m whisky distillery, bottling plant and visitor centre operated by Douglas Laing & Co. 

Future phases planned by Drum will see additional business space and amenities being developed, delivering a £67m project by completion.

Graeme Bone, group managing director of Drum said: “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.”

Formerly part of the commercial dock operated by Clyde Port Authority, Pacific Quay was used for the Glasgow Garden Festival in 1988 before being transformed into one a business and leisure destination. 

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