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Green light for £10m Glasgow quay project

CGI image of the planned Broomielaw Quay development
Image caption Broomielaw Quay will house bars, cafes and restaurants

Planning officials have given the green light to a new £10m leisure quarter on Glasgow's city centre waterfront.

Broomielaw Quay will house bars, cafes and restaurants next to the city's International Financial Services District (IFSD).

Once completed, the 32,000-sq-ft (2,973 sq m) development is expected to create up to 150 new jobs.

The project is a joint venture between Glasgow City Council and Capella Developments.

Capella Group chief executive Jim Fitzsimons said the granting of planning permission signalled the development was firmly on track.

He said: "A thriving waterfront leisure destination is something Glasgow has long been sorely lacking and we believe these plans will go a long way towards addressing this.

"This development also offers real economic opportunities and will bring both jobs and investment to the heart of Glasgow.

"It will be a real asset to the IFSD and will help ensure the continuing success of the Broomielaw and contribute to the regeneration of the Clyde waterfront."

Glasgow City Council leader Gordon Matheson commented: "The Clyde has seen tremendous regeneration and a huge amount of investment over the last decade or so.

"The Broomielaw Quay scheme was something we placed tremendous value in, and represents another landmark development along the banks of the river."

The Broomielaw district was formerly home to warehouses and the quay from which Clyde and Irish steamers departed throughout the early 20th Century.

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