Moda Living secures planning approval for £120m Glasgow housing project

WCN Editorial Team 16 Mar 2018 EUROPE BUILDINGS

UK-based property development firm Moda Living has secured planning permission from Glasgow City Council to transform the former Strathclyde Police headquarters in central Glasgow, UK into rental homes.

The company aims to redevelop the Pitt Street complex into a ‘build-to-rent neighbourhood’, with co-working space for start-ups and health and wellbeing facilities nestled in among 433 rental units.

The project will be delivered in a joint venture with real estate investment management firm Apache Capital Partners.

The £120m development, dubbed Holland Park, has been named after its Holland Street entrance.

Moda Living managing director Tony Brooks said: “Securing planning permission for Holland Park is a real milestone for the business, and puts us one step closer to creating the UK’s leading lifestyle property brand.

“The absence of objections during the consultation and state of support from the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce is a real testament to the strength of the Moda and Apache Capital model, which will offer renters in the city an experience far above and beyond what is already available.”

Designed by HAUS-Collective, the housing units will spread across four buildings set around a new public courtyard, ranging from six to 22 floors. The apartments will be available in a mix of studios, one, two, and three-bedroom options.

Holland Park will feature various on-site amenities, with a total 45,000ft2 of dedicated communal space being provided, including residents’ lounges, virtual sports simulators, and landscaped roof gardens.

Construction work on the project will commence later this year, with the first homes available in 2022.

Councillor Kenny McLean, City Convener for Neighbourhoods, Housing and Public Realm at Glasgow City Council, said: "Holland Park complements plans for more housing investment in and around our city centre and supports the key aim of the council's Housing Strategy in terms of ensuring access to good quality homes.”

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