Stuart Milne Homes, rated by HBF as a five-star house builder, have commissioned OOBE to design a landscape that will provide a relaxed and social space for residents and visitors to the Pacific Quay Development.
If planning permission is granted the former Plantation Quay and Princes’ Dock Basin, could be transformed into a new residential development of 203 homes.
The masterplan is a collaborative venture which also involves Scottish Enterprise, architects HAUS Collective, Glasgow City Council Planning Department, Turley Planning Consultants, Dougall Baillie Associates and Wireframe Immersive.
Kirstin Jackson, one of OOBE’s senior landscape architects who is based in the Glasgow office, tells us:
“This is a fantastic opportunity and will be a wonderful development.”
We’ve worked closely with our partners and our landscape proposals have now been developed and submitted and planning has now been granted.
The aim of the development is to create a community of unique character which reflects the quality and heritage of its setting, the landscape design supports this across public spaces, streets and lanes.”
Kirstin continues to describe the plans;
“We have used dynamic forms and a material palette that responds to the historic context of the site; the shipyards. Desire lines are used across the site to portray the historic relevance. There is a clear central space, creating a flexible core for a range of events including street activities, local market stalls and community performances.
The Clyde Walkway currently provides a clear pedestrian and cycle route to the site and defines a key point of arrival to the proposed development.
We have extended this connection through the site by providing a central route site towards Festival Park. This space, where the existing and proposed paths will meet, will create a sense of arrive and will provide a meeting and gathering point for passers-by, visitors and residents.”