Public exhibition unveils plans for Pitt Street regeneration

Plans for the £105million redevelopment of the former Strathclyde Police HQ in Glasgow’s city centre are set to be unveiled.

Developer Moda Living and architects HAUS will transform the empty building into 365 apartments with cafes, restaurants, workspace and gardens – creating a ready-made community on Pitt Street.

And local residents, businesses and stakeholders are being invited to attend a public exhibition, which will look at the proposals behind the building, now known as Holland Park.

The drop-in events, on March 7 and 8, will provide information about the development plans and give residents and businesses the chance to view and comment on the proposals.

Lee Savage, Director of Development at Moda Living, said: “Our fantastic proposals for Holland Park represent an exciting opportunity to significantly enhance the environment of this key part of the city while meeting the City Council’s aspiration to create a vibrant residential community in the heart of the city centre.”

The Pitt Street offices, built in 1924, were previously home to Strathclyde Police, which was the country’s largest force from 1975 until the merger of the eight Scottish Police Forces in 2013.

Once finished, a range of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments will be on offer, together with a mix of on-site amenities including a gym, cinema room, meeting rooms and residents’ lounge.

Outdoor gardens and barbeque areas with recreation spaces will be provided on the rooftops and across the complex.

The development will be a stone’s throw from the Royal Concert Hall and Glasgow’s ‘theatreland’ district.

James Blakey, Director of Planning at Moda Living, added: “At the heart of the proposals is the creation of a publicly accessible square to provide links to a variety of adjoining hotel, leisure and commercial accommodation for both residents and visitors alike.

“The public exhibition provides an ideal opportunity to discuss these plans with those who live and work in the city.”