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PRS push extends to key Merchant City ‘gateway’

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June 12 2018

PRS push extends to key Merchant City ‘gateway’
Structured House Group have gone back to square one in their £40m bid to develop a rundown corner of the Merchant City, scrapping plans to build a student residential tower in order to deliver flats for private rental.

Merchant Residential will now include a mix of PRS flats, office space for start-up businesses and retail, with a pledge to rescue The Old College Bar thrown in for good measure.

Craig Inglis, chief executive of Structured House Group, said: “Our proposals and ambitions continue to be to rejuvenate the corner into Merchant City and to convert what has been a dilapidated site into a gateway to the city.
 
“We have been working with the City Council planners for more than three years and having listened to considerations and engaged with key stakeholders, with our new application, we are adapting the look, feel, and requirements of the site. We hope to create a focal point which brings together the Merchant City with the High Street, in a style that compliments old with new.”

A pre=application consultation on the new plans is scheduled to take place on 14 June at the Premier Inn Hotel on George Street from 11:00 till 19:00.

6 Comments

EM
#1 Posted by EM on 13 Jun 2018 at 09:35 AM
Hallelujah! As what was proposed was white noise of Ugly !!
Billy
#2 Posted by Billy on 13 Jun 2018 at 12:05 PM
I quite liked what was proposed. What we will get instead is a square glass box five storeys high. Or something equally bland. Can’t wait! A good example of a modern build In an important place of Glasgow’s history is the museum of religion. Doubt we will get something similar.
Charlie_
#3 Posted by Charlie_ on 13 Jun 2018 at 13:31 PM
That student proposal was astonishingly bad. Let's hope they hire a new architect and really up their game.
Toff
#4 Posted by Toff on 13 Jun 2018 at 15:08 PM
What we can be assured of is the 'ambitious' scheme will be cheap and nasty with little consideration for enhancing the Glasgow streetscape...
brian
#5 Posted by brian on 13 Jun 2018 at 19:18 PM
Well done the present admin.
Wee_Tam
#6 Posted by Wee_Tam on 13 Jun 2018 at 19:56 PM
Careful lads or you'll get the attention of David Griffin who manically applauded the previous 'hinge' ....
Sadly it seems that the old college bar is some sort of temple to be integral to the new design. Maybe a temple for tramps...

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