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April 22 2009

Trongate on the up
Selfridges ephemeral Trongate site may be languishing in indefinate ruin but the south side of the historic throughfare could be getting a much needed sprucing up thanks to plans presented by Ventureline Ltd, an offshoot of Merchant City Properties, for 102 managed apartments.

Planning documents submitted to the council by RMJM suggest that the partially derelict site could be rejuvenated via the insertion of a ten storey box to terminate the Brunswick Street vista.

Extensive demolition would clear the site of the present dilapidated builds which have been stripped internally of any architectural value, retaining only a B listed façade.   The classical grid of this façade informs the grid of the new with architectural detail subtly imprinted upon the glass and aluminium spandrels of adjoining new build.

Costed at £6m the scheme will provide ground level retail space and see improvements made to the dank “Old Wynd”.
Trongate on the up
Trongate on the up

Trongate on the up

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