A CONTRACTOR has been appointed for one of Glasgow city centre's lastest build to rent projects. 

GRAHAM will be responsible for the new 498-apartment development which consists of four blocks of varying height, including a 20- storey tower, on a landmark riverside site close to the former Daily Record newspaper offices.

They will carry out the work on behalf of developer PLATFORM_.

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GRAHAM is on the site at the moment with a view of completing the works by 2023.

Resident facilities for the project include a rooftop garden, lounges, games rooms, gym, cycle club, café, roof terraces, and a co-working commercial area.

Gary Holmes, Regional Managing Director for GRAHAM’s Building division, said: “Private rental developments are again increasing in popularity across the UK, feeding a growing appetite of those people who want flexible, sociable and cost-effective living, and this project further bolsters our strong position in the residential sector.

"The facilities we are constructing for PLATFORM_ will provide high-quality apartments, incorporating the full range of lifestyle and amenity facilities which today’s urban professional renters expect.”

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Matt Willcock, Development Director at PLATFORM_, added: “We're looking forward to launching PLATFORM_ Glasgow.

"The building will not only help redevelop the local area but will provide much needed housing to cope with high demand.

"Build-to-rent is a new, upward trend that offers high-quality rented accommodation at competitive prices for a wide-ranging demographic.”