Investment at The Quay marks the rebirth of Riverside Leisure Development
The Quay, Springfield Quay in Glasgow occupies an enviable position on the River Clyde, with iconic riverside views from several of the leisure scheme’s restaurants and Alea: Scotland’s largest casino.
Anchored by a multi-screen ODEON featuring 10 restaurants and eateries, the waterfront location and close proximity to the city centre are just some of the key differentials of this leisure complex from its local competitors.
Today Strathclyde Pension Fund, the new owners of the scheme have unveiled an exciting new £1 million investment project, the most significant investment undertaken in recent years and designed to further increase The Quay’s appeal to local customers.
The plans, due to commence in January 2016 will see the creation of an impressive new public realm zone, improved wayfaring and a series of measures to increase customer engagement activities that integrate the waterfront location.
Mark Sealey Director at DTZ Investors, acting on behalf of Strathclyde Pension Fund said: ‘’ We are pleased to invest in such a prime city leisure destination and further strengthen its appeal to customers. By delivering more for The Quay’s visitors, the scheme will play an even greater role in the local community and beyond, which is not only important in helping to increase dwell time, dining and leisure sales, but is also vital in future-proofing the continued success of the park.’’
Andrew Tipper, Director of Project Management and Building Services at Cushman & Wakefield and leading on the investment works said: “This is a very exciting stage for The Quay as it makes a significant positive mark on the city’s riverside. Today’s discerning customers are looking for more experiences, where dining and leisure activities complement each other and by putting the customer at the forefront of our plans we aim to establish The Quay as the destination of choice in the catchment.’’
The project works are expected to be completed by early May 2016 with businesses operating as normal during this time. Customers can expect minimal disruption as the planned ground works will be carried out in controlled phased zones.