The former Strathclyde Police headquarters will come back onto the Glasgow beat as high-tech rental housing by Moda.
The company plans to redevelop the Pitt Street complex into a build-to-rent neighbourhood, with co-working space and health and wellbeing facilities, in amongst apartments designed exclusively for rent – and cafes, bars and restaurants on the ground floor.
Holland Park will offer 433 homes from studios to three-beds, making it one of Scotland’s largest housing projects.
Designed by Glaswegian architects HAUS Collective, the homes at Holland Park will be spread over four blocks arranged into a square, with a courtyard in the middle that will be open to the public during the day. Moda is also in discussions with the city council on improving the surrounding public realm outside the Pitt Street site and installing new green infrastructure.
Tony Brooks, Managing Director at Moda, said, “By being both developer and landlord, we can ensure the residents of Holland Park have the best possible experience, having designed the scheme from the ground up for rent. High quality rental accommodation like this that taps into new technologies and lifestyles will help rejuvenate city centres and perhaps more importantly for university towns like Glasgow, attract and retain talent.
Murray Henderson, Director at HAUS Collective, said, “As Glaswegians, we recognise the importance of an increased resident population within an evolving City Centre contributing to the wider city economy. Holland Park presents a distinctive, contemporary lifestyle choice through the innovative ‘Build-to- Rent’ community being created.”