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Buchanan Galleries expansion grinds to a halt

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July 3 2015

Buchanan Galleries expansion grinds to a halt
A £400m extension of Glasgow’s Buchanan  Galleries has been thrown into doubt, just as construction was about to get underway on the giant scheme,  after mall owner Land Securities announced that the scheme was being put on hold to allow alternative designs for the revamp to be drawn up.

In a statement the developer said: “We are not currently pursuing the existing plans for the extension of Buchanan Galleries, due to an increased level of risk generated by the simultaneous delivery of the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP).

“We will continue to work on our plans to extend Buchanan Galleries, as Network Rail delivers EGIP over the next 18 months.”

The abrupt decision to bring the BDP master plan to a halt comes just four months after city planners gave the project their blessing in the face of impassioned opposition.

3 Comments

Brian
#1 Posted by Brian on 4 Jul 2015 at 00:01 AM
I thought they knew about the rail work years ago.
monkey9000
#2 Posted by monkey9000 on 4 Jul 2015 at 09:33 AM
Can we get our steps back in the new design, please!?
Billy
#3 Posted by Billy on 4 Jul 2015 at 15:31 PM
Lets hope they keep the stairs. As for the cinema. Saturation point with cineworld next door and the GFT and the Quay. Ten pin bowling and golf booths would be a welcome addition. And maybe an ice rink to make us more active. The Odeon closed because of its proximity to cineworld. A Waitrose would be good too. Maybe a Harvey Next food hall . Oh and a Krispy Creme outlet. I could go on. Would need to be more active to work off those doughnuts. At least we have Valerie Patisserie in the city centre. Pierre Victoire would be a welcome return if the franchise still exists.

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