Pacific Quay & SECC, Finnieston
The 5 phases of regeneration which will take place over a 7 - 10
year period with a total investment of £50m and will create around
480 new flats.
Key design features for the development of the area include the
reinstatement of the historic street pattern, lifts in all blocks,
south facing sunspaces, integrated public art and feature
lighting. High quality streetscaping is also a key element in
A massive sculpture
of Billy Connolly has been created as a tribute to the comedian
who was born in Anderston and hangs on a gable end of the Phase 1
development, overlooking the expressway.
Phase three of the masterplan is being delivered by Cooper
Cromar following a design competition and is intended to complement
existing tenements and earlier phases of a masterplan developed by
Public realm works and pedestrian links will better connect the
area to the surrounding locality by reinstating the historic street
pattern through buff brick clad blocks of between five and sic
Outline planning permission for all 5 phases granted Jan 2007.
Detailed planning permission for Phase 1 granted June 2008. Started
onsite August 2009.
Phase 1 completed June 2011, creating 104 units
Phase 2 completed Dec 2012 creating a further 72 units.
Demolition is currently taking place in preparation for phase 3
which is expected to go on site later in 2013 and will create 109
All 5 phases will be completed by 2015.
Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association has completed Phase 1 of
an ambitious regeneration project that not only brings Anderston
homes into the 21st century but also encourages a sense of
All 104 new, energy-efficient flats and maisonettes in Argyle
Street, Little Street and McIntyre Street have now been built. The
mainly four-storey buildings have lifts to all floors, making the
flats more accessible.
Every ground-floor flat and maisonette has a front and back
garden, while traditional back courts look onto dedicated car
parking spaces. The development was designed in conjunction with
Strathclyde Police to maximise resident security.
The 1960s properties being replaced were - among other things -
poorly insulated and badly laid out. With hundreds of the ageing
flats still standing, the contrast with the new properties is
Resident safety and security is a key feature of the new
development. This includes:
• Considering what is planted where to minimise
• Ensuring vehicle and pedestrian routes are
visible, open and direct
• Limiting bench seating to minimise loitering
• Retaining and extending the CCTV system.
2007 - 2015
Phase 1 £12.2m All phases £50m