Prime water development opportunity released at Pacific Quay

A strategic waterspace development opportunity at the heart of Clyde Waterfront’s Pacific Quay has been opened up to prospective developers.

Scottish Enterprise has announced it is inviting developers and marina operators to put forward expressions of interest to transform the five hectare site of enclosed water and adjacent land at Glasgow’s Canting Basin in the River Clyde.

It is anticipated that the site will encourage potential developers to consider the opportunity to create a lively active waterspace which will not only prove as a major draw for tourists but will become a vibrant marina for local businesses and residents.

Over the past ten years Pacific Quay has undergone dramatic transformation with several large scale developments including the Glasgow Science Centre, the new headquarters for BBC Scotland and Scottish Television and the Clyde Arc road bridge. 

The area still boasts capacity for a further 350,000 sq ft of development and it is hoped the Canting Basin will become a thriving focal point for water based activities through the development of a city centre marina with potential to include restaurants, cafes, sailing equipment and clothing retailers and river taxi or ferry services.

A city centre marina could become a valuable addition to Glasgow’s tourism offering.  The City currently attracts some 2.8 million visitors per year with over 400,000 of those visitors paying a visit to the Glasgow Science Centre, which towers above the Canting Basin.

For further information on the Canting Basin please visit the Clyde Waterfront website

For further information on the Clyde Waterfront regeneration please visit our briefing page Clyde Waterfront briefing

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