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Egyptian Halls mews project touted to break deadlock

February 6 2018

Egyptian Halls mews project touted to break deadlock
Egyptian Halls owner Derek Souter has revived plans to carve out a ‘Thomson-Mackintosh Mews’ route connecting the A listed landmark directly with the nearby Lighthouse -by way of a new build on the NCP car park on Mitchell Street.

It is hoped such a scheme would enhance footfall through the site to provide additional licensed, leisure and retail opportunities with a 114 bedroom hotel occupying upper floors of the Egyptian Halls.

Souter said: “We must all focus on achieving this solution, which could become a centrepiece to allow Glasgow to leverage its world-renowned architecturally biased cultural assets. And surely this is also the personification of what the City Plan was created to deliver!”

The latest plan follows warnings that the classically inspired warehouse may be subject to a façade retention scheme following structural decay. However a significant preservation-centric option is also being pursued in parallel.


#1 Posted by MoFloDohBro on 6 Feb 2018 at 16:28 PM
Fingers crossed this can get the go-ahead. Whatever GCC is dealing with at the moment needs to be parked. This needs to be dealt with as priority #1. The whole of Union Street has been uglyfied by this never-ending fiasco. It's excruciating to sit on the sidelines and watch the lack of urgency.
#2 Posted by Billy on 7 Feb 2018 at 02:16 AM
Sounds good. Let’s get on with it. Glasgow is so fortunate to have had two great architects. To connect both of their works in this way would be a benefit to the area encouraging extra footfall, tourists and commuters trying to escape the worst of weather from Central station to Buchanan st. It should hopefully regenerate Union st . A beautiful building which has sadly been neglected over the years . Maybe now that can be rectified.
#3 Posted by George on 7 Feb 2018 at 10:07 AM
Love this idea, and if it gets rid of that most ugly NCP carpark into the bargain then its a winner!
jimbob tanktop
#4 Posted by jimbob tanktop on 7 Feb 2018 at 12:21 PM
It's a very good idea, and I wish the project well but can anyone really see NCP giving up the most expensive car park in Glasgow?
#5 Posted by Joe on 9 Feb 2018 at 12:52 PM
They must have spent about £30 on that video so they are deadly serious about it.
Mackintoshes left nut
#6 Posted by Mackintoshes left nut on 9 Feb 2018 at 21:56 PM
Christ on a bike. The sun will have gone supernova before this latest madcap scheme moves forward. What relevant shops could the Thomson Mackintosh mall have for today's modern architects? Mustard cords and greetings cards for the ex wife?
#7 Posted by Terra on 17 Apr 2018 at 07:05 AM
Gerrit bult Glasgow!

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