Portcullis House development consultation set to open



The public will be given a chance to have their say on proposals for the delivery of a residential development at Portcullis House in Glasgow.

Developer Watkin Jones Group will be holding a web-based, digital consultation for its build-to-rent (BTR) and co-living proposals on the site at Charing Cross.

Proposals include demolishing the existing building and constructing a BTR and co-living development of up to a maximum of around 30 storeys, comprising up to ca. 825 units overall. The proposals will also include generous amenity and ancillary facilities, activating the street level areas with potential retail, café and co-working space.

Full details about the proposals will be made available to the public at 9am on November 26 on the dedicated project website.  

If approved, the proposals will deliver the tallest building in Glasgow. The developer formally submitted a Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) to Glasgow City Council in October, informing the council of their intention to submit a planning application for the development following a minimum 12-week consultation period for the PAN. 

A digital community consultation event will be held on November 26, between 3 and 8 pm. Consultants will be available during those hours to answer any questions and receive feedback through a two-way chat system. Feedback can also be submitted via the website and information will be made available in paper format if requested. 

The event can be accessed on the day at https://portcullishouse.scot/.

Any representations or suggestions for changes to the proposals shared during the online event will be included in a Pre-Application Consultation report to accompany future applications.

Iain Smith, group planning director from Watkin Jones, said: “We’re thrilled to be giving the public the chance to view our proposals for Portcullis House and provide feedback.

“BTR and co-living offer high-quality rented accommodation at competitive prices to a wide-ranging demographic. There is huge demand in Glasgow for this model which offers long-term security of tenure, combined with the flexibility of renting.

“Should we receive planning permission our residents will not only be able to rent an apartment but will also have an abundance of common amenities at their disposal, ideally suited for modern living.

“These proposals will greatly assist in the regeneration of this part of the city and we are consulting extensively to ensure that that the public have an opportunity to input their views and shape our ambitious proposals.”



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