The new masterplan for Glasgow's Pacific Quay was commissioned by Scottish Enterprise as part of a review of all of its landholdings in the area.
The proposals, designed by 7N Architects with support from
Arup and Turner Townsend, build on Scottish Enterprise's success in
attracting major new occupiers to the Digital Media Quarter.
This fresh approach is intended to establish a dynamic framework
for cultivating a diverse range of uses and activities to make the
place a vibrant neighbourhood within the Creative Clyde area. The
strategy focuses on early initiatives to draw more people into the
area to "grow the place" by encouraging people and businesses
to actively colonise it.
The masterplan will provide loose fit, flexible, space that can
accommodate a range of different uses including retail, leisure and
residential to complement the core digital media office space,
creating an environment that will be active at all times of the
day. The new buildings will be akin to 21st century lofts,
dense urban architecture that will form the backdrop for a rich
range of activities. These simple, flexible and robust building
types will be more readily deliverable in the current market and
will be easily adapted to changing demands.
The transport infrastructure in the area will be given a major
boost by the devleopment of Fastlink, a rapid
transport bus system, which will operate in dedicated lanes,
linking Pacific Quay with the city centre.
The proposed phasing is a key element of the incremental
strategy to "grow the place" using small steps, to concentrate
initial investment on public realm areas which will maximise
the potential for placemaking.
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