Proposals emerge to knit giant St Enoch gap-site back into Glasgow
May 26 2021
Billionaire businessmen the Reuben brothers have teamed up with Stallan-Brand Architects to prepare indicative plans for a mixed-use development on a major gap site at St Enoch, Glasgow.
A submission for planning in principle for the King Street Car Park outlines the potential for delivering a mix of apartments, shops, offices and leisure on the city centre site following positive pre-application discussions with planners.
This would carve up the expansive 5.4-acre island site into five development plots bordering King Street, Osborne Street, Stockwell Street, Bridgegate and Howard Street, which could deliver a variety of different accommodation mixes depending on the future evolution of the economy.
Planning advisors JLL wrote: "The proposed planning route is Planning Permission in Principle (PPiP). However, given the level of design detail submitted and comprehensive approach to its development framework, any planning consent decision notice (should GCC be so minded to grant consent) should contain certainty for the applicant on scale and quantum of development to ensure it is viable and deliverable. The application site is unique in its ability to support a variety of uses including residential, hotel and office uses.
"As such, a degree of flexibility is required within the PPiP application to enable the exact balance of different uses on the site to respond to market conditions over the delivery period. This flexibility is particularly necessary in the context of a post-Covid-19 pandemic economy where the recovery of different property sectors is still to be determined."
The consultant team includes Oobe, Woolgar Hunter and Atelier Ten.
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