BDP submit latest Buchanan Street plans
January 11 2011
Land Securities plan to construct 10,500sq/m on land bounded by Buchanan Street and West Nile Street, opening up through access with a new arcade.
Boasting 200ft of frontage onto Buchanan Street itself the scheme is likely to have a total development cost, including land and finance, of approximately £75m.
The scheme has been reduced in size from ADF’s prior design for Atlas Investments, rising to a maximum of five stories at a feature “fin” at the Bath Street intersection, resulting in a diminutive scale next to adjacent Victorian properties and the Buchanan Galleries opposite, also owned by Land Securities.
A rooftop garden will be built for the use of residents of the 49 flats located on upper levels although no parking will be offered owing to the excellent public transportation options.
Unfortunately an existing subway entrance, which acts as an impediment to pedestrian flow, will remain as the developers have ruled that it would not be “economically viable” to incorporate a new entrance.
The scheme will be faced in natural stone with elements of render rainscreen and reconstituted stone also featuring.
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