Candleriggs Square reshaped as citadel-style masterplan
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November 4 2019
Drum Property Group has published the first detailed indications of their plans for a long-standing gap-site on Glasgow’s Merchant City following the latest round of public consultations.
Candleriggs Square is now helmed by Stallan-Brand Architects and differs from previous consents by pushing taller buildings back from the street corners to create a citadel-like agglomeration of homes, hotels and commercial space clustered around a central public square.
This is intended to allow a more pedestrian-scaled environment to the outer perimeter with buildings stepping up in height by way of a series of tiered roof terraces to a central core.
Graeme Bone, group managing director commented: “There has been a lot of interest so far in the plans, with much positivity about our vision to transform what has become a neglected part of the city centre. We are now showcasing a variety of approaches to inspire the transformation of the site into a vibrant mixed-use community, which is set to complete the regeneration of Glasgow’s Merchant City.
“Our intention is to improve on the existing planning consents by making the development more accessible, welcoming and exciting for people living, working and visiting the area. Our plans will bring together high-quality housing, hotels, local amenities and open spaces with new pedestrian links throughout the site.”
Among the planned uses are a 500-bed hotel alongside 350 build to rent homes augmented by a variety of street-level courtyards; including a new public space at the intersection of Candleriggs, Wilson Street & Bell Street.
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