IT is a peculiarity that Glasgow, one of the world’s great maritime cities, does not possess a bustling riverside scene. While the rivers which run through cities such as Paris and Copenhagen are the focus for so much cultural and commercial life, the banks of the Clyde as it winds through Glasgow can appear bleak, though there is much to commend the scene that has coalesced near the SSE Hydro is more recent times.

Angela Higgins, co-owner of property firm Resonance Capital, is a passionate advocate of riverside investment in Glasgow. She believes the city would have much to gain if companies, cafes and restaurants had the foresight to invest in riverside areas such as the Broomielaw, linking the bustling Finnieston area with the city centre proper. Ms Higgins believes there is a case for regenerating the area and suggests it should be a priority for the Glasgow City Region Deal, which has been set up to deliver major infrastructure works, create jobs, and improve connectivity around the area. And, rather than let the public sector alone pick up the slack, she is prepared to get involved too. Resonance Capital, which Ms Higgins runs with business partner Ken Barrett, has the area in its sights as it seeks new property investment opportunities with joint venture partner Moorfield.

Resonance forged a strong reputation in the Glasgow property industry with Skypark, the sprawling office park in Finnieston, where during a successful spell attracted tenants such as Lockheed Martin. Deploying something similar on the Broomielaw might just be the spark the area needs.

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