28 Jan 2019
Plans for residential accommodation at the gateway to Merchant City will be shown to the public at an event organised by Glasgow-based developers Structured House Group.
The new 3D visuals designed by Glasgow-based ADF Architects will go on display at Merchant Square on Thursday 31 January from 4pm to 8pm.
The company behind the proposals have been working with Glasgow City Council to regenerate a key opportunity site at the corner of High Street and George Street after scrapping plans for student accommodation.
The exhibition will be an opportunity for entrepreneurs and innovators in the city to meet with the project team and to hear about the new co-working and start-up spaces that are being designed and residential apartments.
Plans include a new lifestyle lounge area on the ground floor open to the public with a coffee bar as well as commercial letting spaces to attract creatives with more than 200 rental apartments over ten floors. Previously the developers had proposed a 15-storey build but this has been reduced following public engagement and workshops with the planners. New landscape gardens will be integrated into the designs as well as space for the Old College bar incorporated into the new proposal.
The event will be another opportunity for residents, local businesses and stakeholders to feed into the proposals and meet with the property-management arm, BOHO.
Craig Inglis, founder and chief executive of Structured House Group, said: “Our event hopes to give locals, residents, innovators and the wider community a look and feel about what we are creating in the city and how we plan to manage what will be a great venue for the local community as well as our residents. We welcomed the new High Street Strategy and believe our plans will contribute positively to the reinvigoration of the site.
“We don’t just want to build, we want to build a community within our building for our residents. We plan to breathe new life into our site which is in need of regeneration and as you turn from High Street to George Street, our new design pays homage to the heritage of the area and links with new buildings such as the Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC).”
As well as creating more than 500 jobs, Structured House Group want to invest £40million in the new building and would urge the locals, innovators and budding entrepreneurs to attend the event and meet with the team.
A new planning application will be submitted to Glasgow City Council in the forthcoming weeks.