The High Street Goods Yard is Scotland's most ambitious Build-to-Rent residential development, that is focused on providing homes for a mix of residents including key workers, young professionals, through to accommodation for families, and senior living. Planning consent has been granted for 823 BTR apartments for private rent; 687 student rooms and 411 square metres of space for small businesses, retail, food & drink and leisure facilities.
Central to the development is the creation of new pedestrian and cycle connections through the site linking High Street to the north-west with Bell Street to the south. This will allow the wider community to access and enjoy the generous new green spaces. In addition, Get Living has worked closely with the council to enable delivery of a new pedestrian footbridge connecting northwards to Collegelands and Duke Street.
The opening up of this landlocked site in Glasgow City Centre presents a once in a lifetime opportunity to better connect the immediate neighbourhoods and spatially transform this blighted area quarter.
Great care has been taken in the design of not only a porous urban masterplan and public park, but also in ensuring that the architecture contributes to create a positive townscape experience.
Architecturally, there is a mixed vernacular that speaks to the Goods Yard industrial past, with a robust unpretentious design that has warmth and material richness.
An appropriate density of development has been struck to bring a new population to this location, one that will benefit from active ground floors and safe, well-maintained amenity.