Alternate Queen Street Station vision outlined
September 30 2011a glazed extension penned by architects BDP, Paul Stallan Studio RMJM have released details on the one that got away.
Stallan’s refresh studio sought to address two main areas in their proposal - to extrude the existing structural arch of the station out to George Square and create a new public space below it at the entrance to the station concourse.
This additional public space resulted in a net loss of retail space however - which may ultimately have weighed against the scheme.
As in BDP’s scheme Stallan’s approach would have incorporated a redesigned taxi drop off and circulation space to the east, incorporating a huge new multi storey car park to facilitate expansion plans at the Buchanan Galleries – the owners of which are carrying out the revamp.
Buchanan Galleries are seeking to expand their mall with £83m of public money being stumped up by Glasgow City Council for the public works component under a Tax Increment Finance scheme.
This is being challenged by the rival St Enoch Centre, which funded its own recent £100m refurbishment, as uncompetitive.
Queen Street Station's roof, its stand out feature, would be dug out from behind a mess of 60's concrete
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