Pacific Quay


The development of Pacific Quay has regenerated the former Garden Festival site on the banks of the River Clyde in Glasgow. The 70-acre mixed-use development site incorporates the Glasgow Science Centre, the new BBC Scotland HQ, a Media Campus, 1,400,000 ft² of commercial office development and 430,000 ft² of residential development. A new masterplan was prepared for this site that radically differed from the original proposal. The new layout is an urban scheme resembling city centre blocks and below-ground parking.

KJ Tait Engineers was responsible for collating details of all existing services, assessing how existing services could be rerouted to avoid disruption to existing buildings on the site and assessing and developing the services infrastructure requirements to suit the increased site density. A new primary substation was required, and power supply network resilience and capacity were greatly improved by the installation of cable infrastructure in the new road bridge across the Clyde.