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January 22 2014

SPT unveil St Enoch station upgrade
SPT have unveiled designs for a new glazed canopy at the entrance to St Enoch Station as part of an ongoing £288m revamp of Glasgow’s ageing subway system.

Designed by Aedas the glass protrusion has been inspired by the great Victorian glasshouses which dominate the city’s parks and will be the most visible element of a £5.3m upgrade of the city centre station.

Beneath the street work will take place to provide new station offices and a travel centre, together with the installation of new lifts, shops along the station concourse and a full strip out of the 1970s interior.

Gary Holmes, regional director for Graham Construction, who are overseeing the work commented: "This will be our second Subway refurbishment contract we worked with SPT to deliver the revamp of Ibrox Station, which was a huge success. We will be using the knowledge gained from the Ibrox project to deliver what will be an iconic new station at St Enoch."

Work on the 15 month build is expected to commence imminently, dovetailing with plans for a matching upgrade of nearby Buchanan Street station.

16 Comments

Jabba the Smut
#1 Posted by Jabba the Smut on 22 Jan 2014 at 12:04 PM
This is perfect for Glasgow. Inspired I think by National Efforts at Direct Street culture. To be swiftly named the hoodie.
Wonky
#2 Posted by Wonky on 22 Jan 2014 at 13:50 PM
This looks fantastic- great design Aedas.
Bill
#3 Posted by Bill on 22 Jan 2014 at 19:27 PM
Looks great, well done SPT
Passed through the Ibrox station the other day
Was very smart indeed
stef3d
#4 Posted by stef3d on 23 Jan 2014 at 12:08 PM
Without trying to sound too negative, I don't really see any of the Kibble's elegance and form in this. Looks clunky. I'd also be interested to see what's planned for the rear of the square.
wharf
#5 Posted by wharf on 23 Jan 2014 at 13:55 PM
Looks like someone's taken the london one, canary wharf is it? and just stretched it vertically.. even the base course is identical..
wharf
#6 Posted by wharf on 23 Jan 2014 at 13:57 PM
does the glass canopy at buchanan street really need upgrading, and is this realy an imrovement? not for me.. the argyle street one, go mental, do what you want to it, but the buchanan street one has some merit as is..
Chops
#7 Posted by Chops on 23 Jan 2014 at 23:51 PM
This is the argyle street one...
Bumper
#8 Posted by Bumper on 24 Jan 2014 at 09:10 AM
1st Class, a Big improvement

I think the reference to the Kibble palace is just Archibabel that we get today with modern practices

We shouldn’t let that distract us from what is a smart, efficient design that will be a credit to Glasgow
Alf
#9 Posted by Alf on 24 Jan 2014 at 09:39 AM
stef3d - The design will be repeated at the rear of the square.
wharf
#10 Posted by wharf on 24 Jan 2014 at 11:45 AM
Chops, i can see that, if you however read the article, it says that an identical one is planned to replace the current buchanan street one, something also highlighted in the previous proposals and aimation.

so, would this really be an improvement to the buchanan street one?
Hugh Heffner
#11 Posted by Hugh Heffner on 24 Jan 2014 at 14:12 PM
Anyone else thinks this looks like something else?

With the S logo at the top being the Holy Grail??

:-)
cadmonkey
#12 Posted by cadmonkey on 24 Jan 2014 at 18:00 PM
To me this design looks dodgy. People are bound to try and climb it. A successful assault looks possible from the rear. However I am sure the CDM-C is happy.
Jamie
#13 Posted by Jamie on 28 Jan 2014 at 22:06 PM
Yet again Glasgow is subjected to sub-standard architecture and design. The City deserves more. Poor design, a unfulfilled concept and a structure that fails to compliment it's surroundings.
brian
#14 Posted by brian on 31 Jan 2014 at 12:37 PM
The subway should have been done in mackintosh style.
john
#15 Posted by john on 7 Apr 2014 at 12:00 PM
NEVER MIND THE STATIONS WHAT ABOUT THE NEW DRIVERLESS TRAINS SUPOSSED TO GET SO THAT THE TRAINS COULD RUN LATER..ESPECIALLY A SUNDAY WHEN IT OPENS AT 10AM AND CLOSES AT 6PM? WHAT A JOKE THIS IS FOR A MAJOR CITY...I WORK SUNDAYS AND START AT 9AM AND FINISH AT 6PM BUT CANT USE MY TICKET ON THE SUBWAY..IF THE DRIVERS DONT WANT TO WORK SUNDAY OR LONGER SHIFTS DURING THE WEEK THERE ARE PLENTY PEOPLE WHO WILL... OR GET THE DRIVERLESS TRAINS NOW!!!
Art Vandelay
#16 Posted by Art Vandelay on 7 Apr 2014 at 22:19 PM
John, you're shouting.

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