Central Quay

Circa £73m




Graham Construction


Graham Construction


Keppie Design







  • Engineering services design
  • Energy assessments (BRUKL, SAP, EPC)
  • WINNER 'Build to Rent (BTR) Development of the Year, Scottish Property Awards 2024
Central Quay

The Central Quay Build to Rent (BTR) development is located to the West of Glasgow City Centre between Anderston Quay and the River Clyde.

It is a development by PLATFORM_ consisting of 498 apartments of varying sizes within 4 blocks with two roof gardens and a central garden raised on a podium above the car park. It also includes a 20-storey tower located on the south-east corner. The space between blocks is occupied by a car park with a number of spaces provided with EV charging points. The podium above the car park includes additional raised garden areas maximising the available outdoor spaces. The resident facilities include lounges, games rooms, gym, cycle club & café, roof terraces, and a co-working commercial area with a café.

Initially TB+A carried out a technical review of the Employer’s Requirements and a stage 3 MEP design to confirm feasibility of the original proposals and compliance with the planning targets including environmental expectations. The Initial study included proposing an alternative energy strategy improving the environmental credentials.

TB+A were subsequently appointed to undertake the stage 4 design of MEP services as well as site monitoring during the construction phase. We have also assisted with the challenges associated with interior proposals and provided a services design reflecting the interior requirements and the developer’s expectations. The scheme will achieve the Glasgow City Council Silver Active Energy standard with passive and active energy saving measures embedded into the design proposals.

Alistair Leith
Alistair Leith

The energy saving measures include on site renewable energy generation using roof mounted photovoltaic panels across all four blocks and the use of air source heat pumps for centralised hot water generation.

Our involvement also included the following assessments by our assessors:

  • Building Regulations Compliance (BRUKL) for the retail units
  • Design stage SAP assessments for all apartment as well as block compliance analysis for each block
  • EPCs for residential and commercial units on completion

The project has been developed using BIM/REVIT with the spatial coordination informing structural openings across all blocks and steel work supporting the podium. This input was required early in the process to ensure programme dates were achieved.