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Cinema & restaurants on the cards for Glasgow’s St Enoch Centre

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June 10 2016

Cinema & restaurants on the cards for Glasgow’s St Enoch Centre
A pre-planning consultation has been launched for the creation of a new cinema and restaurants at the eastern end of the St Enoch Centre, Glasgow, in place of the current BHS store.

The mall’s majority owner, Blackrock, has commissioned Benoy to draft designs for the leisure-focussed revamp which will open up underutilised space on upper levels with a range of new dining spaces adjunct to the current food court.

Designed to foster an active environment through into the evening this work will broaden the centre’s offer to meet current trends toward a mixed shopping environment.

The project will also see associated improvements to entrances and public realm aimed at enhancing linkages through to Argyle Street following remodelling work to the western end of the centre at St Enoch Square.

A formal planning application will be submitted later this summer.
A first floor cinema and restaurants will take the place of the current BHS store
A first floor cinema and restaurants will take the place of the current BHS store
Public realm enhancements will seek to drive connections to the waterfront and Argyle Street
Public realm enhancements will seek to drive connections to the waterfront and Argyle Street

The predicted long-term decline of retail is prompting a push for diversification
The predicted long-term decline of retail is prompting a push for diversification

6 Comments

Billy
#1 Posted by Billy on 10 Jun 2016 at 20:53 PM
Good to see that the east end of St Enoch's being given a makeover as the sloping roof was looking dated and tired. Not sure about the need for another cinema what with a proposed one in the BuchananGalleries. Ten pin bowling/ golf lounge may be better. And an outside space with seating, trees and a water feature to escape the bustle of surrounding streets. Maybe a skate park? Just thinking about facilities which will give our city centre more variety and appeal to all ages and encourage footfall in the city centre.
E=mc2
#2 Posted by E=mc2 on 11 Jun 2016 at 20:36 PM
I like the photorealistic renders
i like pies
#3 Posted by i like pies on 13 Jun 2016 at 12:51 PM
#1 Billy,
agreed something for all ages to interact. what about a skating rink?...oh wait a minute....
John
#4 Posted by John on 26 Jun 2016 at 01:15 AM
Current owners are Blackstone not Blackrock, these are separate firms.
Billy
#5 Posted by Billy on 23 Jul 2016 at 01:20 AM
Was in St Enoch the other day. The western part of the mall looking a bit deserted upstairs and Bhs will add to this. Big as it is, can't see it as being big enough to host a multi screen cinema and more restaurants unless there are plans to extend upwards and or westwards to the outside car park.
Billy
#6 Posted by Billy on 23 Jul 2016 at 01:25 AM
My last post should have read the eastern part of the mall and eastwards to the outside car park.

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