£100m investment to rejuvenate Glasgow’s waterfront
The latest phase of the regeneration of the Glasgow waterfront has taken a significant step forward following the submission of an Approval of Matters Specified in Condition planning application for a transformational 350,000-sq ft mixed-use development at Glasgow Harbour.
The investment into the city will deliver a new waterfront destination on the river Clyde along with thousands of associated retail and construction jobs, revitalising a key gap site and making Glasgow a city on the river not by the river.
The Glasgow Harbour Lifestyle Outlet, which will include retail space, restaurants and cafes, a waterfront promenade, a new cinema, gym, family leisure facilities, public square and event space will deliver a vibrant shopping destination with a balanced combination of entertainment and experience as it becomes a major leisure attraction in the city.
The leisure-led development will add to the west end of Glasgow’s burgeoning waterfront, which already boasts multiple visitor hotspots such as Glasgow Science Centre and the Riverside Museum.
Planning Permission in Principal was granted in 2008 to rejuvenate the 74-acre site, which is located within the Clyde Waterfront Regeneration Programme. An Approval of Matters Specified in Condition planning application has been submitted by Glasgow Harbour Ltd on behalf of Peel Lifestyle Outlets – a division of Peel Land and Property Group – a specialist in delivering leisure, retail and activity-focused destinations across the UK
Jason Pullen, Peel Lifestyle Outlets’ managing director, said: “Shopping has evolved to become a major leisure activity. We are creating the next generation of outlet destination by delivering a balanced combination of exciting leisure and entertainment with a strong retail offering. Our Lifestyle Outlets are 4th generation outlets and far removed from soulless factory outlets. Glasgow Harbour Lifestyle Outlet will have a multi-generational appeal, as operators are supported by events, activities and performance space.”