The tranquil face of the River Clyde
This is not a view of the Clyde that residents a couple of generations ago would recognise. Taken by one of our construction workers from scaffolding surrounding our next phase of luxury apartments at Quayside, Ferry Village, it shows the present day River Clyde in all its glory.
If ever you get the chance to speak to someone in the know about this proud river’s history however, it’s well worth it. Even just meandering along the riverbanks, taking advantage of 21st century walk and cycle paths, yields much information about what went before.
The banks of the river carry clues even as the tide goes down, revealing older construction methods in the stout walls which contain the mighty Clyde and maintain free passage for the huge amount of shipping traffic it bore.
We still see many ships and pleasure craft on the river of course, from container vessels to pleasure craft passing right by the windows of our apartments. Nowadays, this is a source of interest and excitement, where for past generations, it was commonplace, as the river provided the lifeblood to Scotland’s major industrial city.
Some of the world’s finest liners and battle ships have taken their maiden voyages down the Clyde, and provided work for generations of skilled Clydesiders. Much, though far from all, of this expertise is consigned to history, but where buildings remain, Glaswegian innovation has repurposed many as community or arts spaces.
Glasgow has always been a creative city where things are invented and built and there are now new sources of employment; from the retail and leisure focus of Braehead and SOAR to the vast hub of the Amazon distribution centre further down the river. Glasgow airport is also nearby, linking the city to destinations all over the world.
If you are lucky enough to be able to take a boat trip from Glasgow to where the river widens into the glorious Firth of Clyde, you’ll see the imposing mansions built by rich merchants at Gourock. They knew the delights of the fresh air over the river and enjoyed stunning views of the isles of Bute and Arran further downstream.
It’s in this historic tradition that Living by Robertson jumped at the chance to build its first ever development at Ferry Village, right on the Clyde walkway. We have several other exciting developments to announce in different locations in the months ahead – but Quayside will always be special.
Our riverside apartments have been beautifully designed inside for contemporary lifestyles but you just need to look at this photograph to understand that our biggest selling point is, as the cliché suggests; location, location, location.
Come and see for yourself. The show apartment at Quayside is open 10.30 – 5.30, Thursday to Monday, inclusive. Or call 0333 005 0482 to arrange an appointment with one of our friendly sales advisers.
Two bedroom apartments are available in a range of styles, priced from £139,500.
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What our customers say
We couldn’t be happier about our experience with the sales team and the site team. They made sure it was a smooth transition into our new home.
We are over the moon and impressed with the quality, Quayside is perfect for us.
I love the open plan layout of my Barcelona style apartment. It’s perfect for entertaining.