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Images offer a first taste of a Sauchiehall Street food hall

June 3 2024

Images offer a first taste of a Sauchiehall Street food hall

Plans to shift Sauchiehall Street from fast food to destination dining have been presented by Vita Group as part of ongoing promotion for a new student housing development.

The student specialists have earmarked a fire-ravaged site between Sauchiehall St and Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Building for the 'House of Social' food hall concept, which will unite five emerging culinary brands within a street front restaurant and bar.

In house renders show how the brownfield site could be reinvigorated by a lively calendar of music and entertainment as well as a community hub. Haus Architects are working on the exterior design for the complex ahead of a second round of consultations, with early ideas including a rear courtyard to give the Mackintosh Building room to breathe and the division of student flats into four bedroom 'houses'.

Max Bielby, chief operating officer for Vita Group said: “Our aim is to regenerate this anchor site, bringing forward exciting plans which celebrate the city’s best independent food and minds. The beautifully designed destination food hall could breathe new life into this un-loved regeneration site creating a place for the people of Glasgow to come and enjoy together whilst revitalising Sauchiehall Street..."

The images herald a second round of consultation on 6 June. 

Student rooms will be divided into four bedroom 'houses'
Student rooms will be divided into four bedroom 'houses'
Vita Group have developed the food hall concept in-house
Vita Group have developed the food hall concept in-house


#1 Posted by Georwell84 on 3 Jun 2024 at 15:29 PM
What is happening with the existing facade?
#2 Posted by Steppish on 4 Jun 2024 at 13:12 PM
Historic Environment Scotland accepted that the facade wasn't savable during the previous application to demolish the building (which never happened obvs). So i don't think the new proposal will include retaining it but i guess we'll find out in a couple days
#3 Posted by EM0 on 4 Jun 2024 at 13:44 PM
I preferred the plans that saw the gap site turned into a park with the arch retained as the entrance way. Sad that is no longer on the table!
Highway Robber
#4 Posted by Highway Robber on 4 Jun 2024 at 15:10 PM
Looks like a motorway service station in those interior views- i.e. complete rubbish!
devilish advocaat
#5 Posted by devilish advocaat on 4 Jun 2024 at 17:08 PM
#3 - I don't think that was ever seriously on the table.
Whispering Andy
#6 Posted by Whispering Andy on 6 Jun 2024 at 10:38 AM
Whisper it……. But landowners tend not to give their land away for free to allow hairbrain schemes to be developed by a disastrous city council. More’s the pity.

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