Revised Buchanan Quarter application lands on planners desks
January 23 2013Buchanan Galleries has been submitted by the Buchanan Partnership following the Scottish Government's decision to back the project last October.
Masterplanned by BDP the £390m development would include retail, commercial and hotel elements alongside an upgrade of Queen Street Station and surrounding public realm – but is reliant on £80m of funding from the public purse borrowed against future business rates.
This will take the form of a new 1,700 space car park clad in pre-cast concrete panels on North Hanover Street to replace the existing beige brick edifice on Cowcaddens Road with an extended Buchanan Galleries offering new cinemas, restaurants and retail.
A linear glazed atrium will provide direct pedestrian access to Queen Street Station and a high level bridge over Cathedral Street will connect with a new department store above the north cutting of the railway below.
Deputy first minister Nicola Sturgeon said: "Big building projects like Buchanan Quarter are not just about the improved infrastructure we gain, they are about the employment and the training that takes place during construction.
"This development will continue the regeneration of the city centre, improving the public spaces and creating modern, vibrant new facilities that will cement Glasgow's position as a major international destination for visitors.”
A multi-storey car park with street facing retail is destined for a disused area to the east of Queen Street Station
A new build block will sprout on North Hanover Street, connected to the existing mall by a high level link bridge
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