Glasgow’s Merchant City on the up with Candleriggs Quarter plan
February 27 2015Glasgow’s Candleriggs Quarter, have together lodged a planning application for a 1.49ha brownfield site in the heart of the Merchant City.
The plans follow a nine month consultation on proposals by Richard Murphy Architects for a mixed use scheme bounded by Wilson Street, Hutcheson Street, Candleriggs and Trongate, which has already been cleared awaiting development.
Arranged around a new central square, to be named Brunswick Place, the scheme offers a range of housing types above retail, food, drink and commercial uses. This includes a total of 512 homes will be provided alongside a 124 room hotel and 597 beds of student accommodation together with a range of retail units.
Green roofs, a communal podium and roof top gardens planted with native species and bird boxes have been specified for the full development to improve biodiversity.
Mace development director Mike Myles said: “We are delighted to maintain the momentum on the site and move the proposed scheme to the next stage following an extensive period of pre-application planning discussions. We have worked hard over the past six months with Glasgow City Council and local stakeholders to design a scheme which we believe will positively contribute to the already successful Merchant City.”
Richard Murphy added: "The Candleriggs project represents a wonderful and rare opportunity to design virtually a whole city block and in a fascinating and rapidly changing part of Glasgow. It has been a pleasure working with our client and with Glasgow City planning department to ensure that this project is real piece of 24-hour city. I believe it will be a major step forward in the already successful regeneration of the Merchant City as place to live, work, study, shop and enjoy.”
Subject to approval works are likely to commence by spring 2016.
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