Glasgow City Council has selected Wilson Bowden Developments to design a £10m waterfront restaurant quarter.

The 30,000 sq ft pavilions scheme will house a series of bars, restaurants and cafes on the banks of the Clyde at Glasgow’s Broomielaw.

The site, adjacent to Robertson Street, is council-owned vacant land next to the International Financial Services District, home to Barclays Stockbrokers and Morgan Stanley.

The Quay to Your Heart

The scheme is intended to link the waterfront with Glasgow’s city centre.

‘This development is all about allowing the people of Glasgow and visitors to re-engage with the River Clyde,’ said Jim Fitzsimons, development director at Wilson Bowden Developments. ‘They will now be able to walk from the city centre to enjoy the waterfront and visit a vibrant new leisure quarter.’

The two-storey Broomielaw Pavilions on the north side of the river will be linked to the south side by a new walkway.

Wilson Bowden also hopes the scheme will bolster its 1m sq ft Atlantic Quay office development next to the site.

Fitzsimons said he hoped it would turn the area into an ‘18-hour district’.