Crown Street Retail Park, Glasgow


KJ Tait Engineers have worked with Ediston Real Estate & Clydebuilt Partnership to complete the regeneration of the 10 acre former industrial site at Crown Street, Glasgow into a major new retail scheme.

With a contract value of £11m, Crown Street Retail Park comprises nine retail units and seven kiosks ranging from c 21,000 ftto 1,000 ft2 in size with associated car parking and service yard.  Over 80% of the new retail units were pre-let to retailers with permission for one of the units to be a 24 hour gym.

KJ Tait Engineers designed and managed the multi-utility services infrastructure to the site which involved close liaison with the multi-utility contractor, local network asset owners and tenant meter operators to ensure a seamless delivery of utilities to meet the demanding development programme.

The development is served by new high voltage infrastructure and two on-site electricity substations together with extensive low-pressure gas, water and telecommunications infrastructure.

As part of the development works required under planning, the existing carriageway on Cathcart Road was widened to provide a dedicated entry lane to the development.

This presented the challenge of extensive utility services diversions which required detailed planning and phasing to maintain the operation of the existing carriageway during the works.

KJ Tait Engineers were responsible for the design of the external lighting scheme to the carpark, roads and service yard.  This involved detailed site analysis to ensure the lighting scheme provided adequate illumination whilst taking into consideration the urban location and close vicinity of adjacent properties.

As part of the Glasgow City Council planning requirements the development also includes the provision of ten active electric vehicle charging spaces which all have a fast charging unit, together with the provision of duct infrastructure and electrical capacity for future spaces.

Further services included SBEM modelling for section 6 compliance and provision of an Energy Performance Certificate for each of the shell units to ensure the development met building regulations and planning requirements for reduction of energy use for incoming Tenants.

The development was completed in December 2019.