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Masterplan by Drum for Scottish Enterprise: Media Village Glasgow Design / Construction News

21 Jun 2017

Pacific Quay Vision

New Vision for Glasgow’s Pacific Quay Unveiled

Drum has been appointed by Scottish Enterprise to take forward the next redevelopment phase at Pacific Drive, Pacific Quay, at the heart of one of the city’s most exciting business and leisure destinations.

Aerial View of the Pacific Quay Development Site
image courtesy of Drum

The public exhibition at The Hub, Pacific Quay, is part of the pre-planning application consultation process for the 7.5 acre site which forms a major part of the final stages of the wider Pacific Quay masterplan. Drum’s proposals include plans for high quality offices, homes, restaurants and bars – together with a new micro-distillery with a visitor centre and restaurant.

Welcoming the start of the public consultation process, Graeme Bone, Group Managing Director of Drum said: this developmen “is now Scotland’s most important location for broadcasting, media, digital and the creative industries. This project represents a rare and exciting opportunity to create an outstanding development at a key strategic site for Glasgow, and one of Scotland’s most promising locations.

“Our ambition is to create a vibrant urban quarter that will be occupied 24 hours a day, bringing life to what is currently an under used area. We want to realise the ambition of Scottish Enterprise to deliver a prosperous and attractive destination that will appeal to a wide range of occupiers – including homes, offices, restaurants and visitor attractions.”

The development is on the doorstep of the SSE Hydro and Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) as well as home to the BBC Scotland and STV headquarters.

Allan McQuade, Business Infrastructure Director at Scottish Enterprise, said: “The development of Pacific Quay has created a digital and creative hub in the heart of Glasgow, bringing new opportunities for economic growth to the city and more widely across Scotland. We look forward to receiving feedback on these proposals for the next significant phase of development at this site.”

Graeme Bone added: “This is one of the key remaining waterfront sites to be developed in Glasgow, located directly adjacent to some of the city’s most iconic venues and visual landmarks. This is a very exciting and dynamic project to be involved in, and we look forward to working with other occupiers in the area to bring our plans for the site forward, in partnership with Scottish Enterprise.”

18 Dec 2007

Pacific Quay Hub

Work starts on The Hub at Pacific Quay

Pacific Quay Hub
building image © Cooper Cromar

Location: Media Village Glasgow – southwest of the city centre, on River Clyde

On behalf of Downtown Space Properties, Cooper Cromar are pleased to announce that Dawn Construction have commenced work on The Hub building in Glasgow.

The Pacific Quay Hub commands a prominent South-Eastern corner plot within the emerging Digital Media Quarter, strengthening Scottish Enterprise’s vision for Glasgow’s creative community on the south side of the River Clyde. The Hub will sit alongside existing occupiers such as the BBC, SMG, Film City Glasgow and the Science Centre.

Due for completion in February 2009, the £12.75m development comprises of 73,500 sq.ft of highly flexible managed business space in some fifty small to medium sized units targeted at digital media and creative industry based companies, a central market square, café bar and neighbourhood shopping. The Hub is being developed with the full support of Scottish Enterprise Glasgow.

The Digital Design Studio, an arm of the Glasgow School of Art, is poised to take 20% of the building and plans are already well advanced to house its state of the art 3D digital projection studio, rivaling that of any in the world.

As a separate enterprise, the Digital Design Studio and Arup Acoustics also plan a joint venture enterprise which includes a high-tech Sound Lab to develop and marry 3D environments with acoustic technology.

SECC Glasgow
SECC Glasgow
photo : Richard Davies

Pacific Quay Hub architects : Cooper Cromar

The Hub at Pacific Quay – Project Team

Client: Downtown Space Properties
Project Manager: Davis Langdon Mackenzie
Cost Consultant: Davis Langdon Mackenzie
Architects: Cooper Cromar
Structural Engineer: Struer
Services Consultant: KJ Tait
CDM Co-ordinator: Faber Maunsell

Pacific Quay Hub image / information from Cooper Cromar

Pacific Quay – Hub information




Pacific Quay Context

River Clyde – key building developments along the river

Pacific Quay Development – Scottish TV buildings

Pacific Quay – BBC Headquarters Building designed by David Chipperfield Architects
BBC Scotland
picture from architect

Finnieston Bridge

Festival Park Apartments




Buildings close to the Pacific Quay Digital Media Quarter

Armadillo Glasgow
Clyde Auditorium
photo © Isabelle Lomholt

Science Centre Glasgow
Science Centre Glasgow
photo : Keith Hunter

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