Buchanan Wharf – A New City Centre Quarter

Buchanan Wharf – A New City Centre Quarter

Drum Property Group is progressing development of its prime city centre site in Glasgow: Buchanan Wharf. 

Located on the banks of the iconic River Clyde, Buchanan Wharf will be a benchmark development in Scotland, a new and distinctive quarter for the city.

Drum agreed a multi-million pound deal with Barclays in July 2018 to develop a new state-of-the art campus headquarters for the bank at the heart of Buchanan Wharf.

The deal to purchase around 470,000 sq. ft. of prime Grade A office space will create space for around 2,500 additional jobs, almost doubling Barclays current workforce in Scotland and making the bank one of Glasgow’s biggest commercial employers. Barclays also have an option to extend their campus by an additional 210,000 sq ft, in a second phase of development at the site.

Drum is currently working with Barclays to finalise designs for the new purpose-built campus which will be at the heart of the wider mixed-use Buchanan Wharf site, Glasgow’s most significant waterside city-centre development. 

The site, a very short walk from Central Station, will become an engaging and contemporary destination, combining exceptional building design, high quality fit out and unrivalled connectivity credentials.

When complete, the Clydeside site will provide more than a million square feet of prime Grade A office space, residential accommodation and a mix of local amenities and landscaped public spaces.

The ground floors and public realm areas will include cafe, restaurant, crèche, touch down areas and creative spaces which can be used by residents, employees and the wider community at different times of the day, ensuring an active and dynamic live/work environment.

Delivering a high-quality blend of services will be integral to the development. In addition to the high-class amenities and multi-use event areas, an integrated management service will be introduced by Drum, delivering building and site-wide facilities, event and travel management, to ensure residents services are tailored to their requirements, and occupier businesses run safely, sustainably and smoothly.

The aim is to provide a safe, clean, attractive and stimulating environment, in which residents enjoy a stimulating community, business can thrive, and colleagues can interact professionally, productively and socially.

This ambitious and dynamic place making is intended to resolve the poor connectivity and linkages between the city centre and the South side of the river and to activate over a quarter of a mile of river frontage in one of the UK’s most aspirational cities.

Detailed planning applications will be submitted shortly, with construction expected to begin by the end of the year, pending the appropriate planning consents.