Glasgow Harbour was the redevelopment of the north bank of the River Clyde on the former site of the colossal granary buildings, the last vestige of Glasgow’s history as a major port.

The master planning challenged the perceptions of riverside development. Here 770 apartments in five 16 storey towers respond to the scale of the granaries but avoid the over shadowing of the old buildings by orientation to maximise penetration of sunlight into the site and ensure all flats enjoy a river view. Between the public squares and the bases of the taller buildings are a series of enclosed garden spaces which open onto the riverside walkway in order to minimise the edges of the towers, enhancing their slenderness the blocks are halved and dislocated in a horizontal and vertical shift reinforced by use of two materials – copper sheet and ceramic panels.

Balconies allow occupants to take advantage of the open aspect overlooking the gardens and public spaces. Below the podium are two levels of basement parking.


Roses Design and Advertising Award 2008, Best Residential Project – Silver

GIA Awards 2007, Residential Award

The Herald Property Awards for Scotland 2007, Best Waterfront Development

The Herald Property Awards for Scotland 2007,  Grand Prix Award

Client Dandara Limited
Value £85m
Type build-to-rent
Year 2007 - 2015
Status Complete

G11 6EB Glasgow Harbour Terraces Glasgow UK

Glasgow, Scotland
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