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Rooftop restaurant to crown axed Debenhams department store

January 26 2022

Rooftop restaurant to crown axed Debenhams department store

Cooper Cromar have drawn up outline proposals to transform the former Debenhams department store building on Argyle Street, Glasgow, into a office-led mixed use destination on behalf of Sovereign Centros.

The St Enoch Centre owner plans to transform the purpose-built department store into an office block crowned by a rooftop restaurant as part of a redesigned upper floor.

Described as the first step in a broader reorganisation of the shopping mall the 250,000sq/ft office building is being prioritised to bring life back to the prominent site.

Guy Beaumont, director at Sovereign Centros, said: “The [Debenhams] proposals outline how modern new office space could be delivered alongside a striking rooftop restaurant with stunning views across the city."

Indicative plans show the seventh-floor roofscape transformed with a setback outdoor bar and seating area offering elevated views north across the city to George Square. A new build penthouse floor would serve this area with a dedicated restaurant. 

Guests will be presented with a new perspective on the city
Guests will be presented with a new perspective on the city


Graeme McCormick
#1 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 26 Jan 2022 at 14:46 PM
Do they know soemthing about Glasgow weather we don't?
#2 Posted by Roddy_ on 26 Jan 2022 at 18:38 PM
Okay - roof sorted. Other 6 floors?
#3 Posted by Fraz on 26 Jan 2022 at 22:12 PM
“Guests will be presented with a new perspective on the city”

Eh, no they won’t because that particular perspective as shown is only available to pigeons and drones. The smokers on the terrace will get to see the shocked look on their opposing punters’ faces at the price of tennents in the rain.
#4 Posted by Chris on 26 Jan 2022 at 22:49 PM
Christ you’re a miserable bunch on here.

Just need some crocodile tears about the homeless and this could be a Facebook comments page.
Shiny Beast
#5 Posted by Shiny Beast on 27 Jan 2022 at 19:18 PM
A North Facing Roof Terrace with a barrier you can't rest on...really ?
John asks?
#6 Posted by John asks? on 28 Jan 2022 at 00:03 AM
Rooftop restaurant in Glasgow? About 10 or 12 days in summer, raincoats needed thereafter. who makes this stuff up? Scotland and weather....whit?
Gandalf the Pink
#7 Posted by Gandalf the Pink on 28 Jan 2022 at 09:41 AM
It rains, on average, 170 days a year in Glasgow. So, on average, thats 195 days where it doesn't rain...

It appears you make this stuff up, Johno!
Nairn's Bairn
#8 Posted by Nairn's Bairn on 28 Jan 2022 at 14:56 PM
I can see it now, the sun-bronzed great and good of Glasgow, whiling away long sunny afternoons over cocktails and delicious meals. The sound of intelligent discourse and clinking glasses, with occasional local 'banter' floating gently up from the street below. This will be the place to be seen, where deals are sealed and new relationships are formed. In the distance, the sun will set over the silhouette of Glasgow’s industrial past, the only clue that one is not in the Côte d'Azur.

Those of you making out that it will be a grey landscape of puddles and desolation, a refuge only for overturned chairs and hardy weatherbeaten chainsmokers, have no imagination at all.

Baffled of Rutherglen
#9 Posted by Baffled of Rutherglen on 14 Feb 2022 at 07:38 AM
So an office block for all those not going back to an office or companies downsizing their current footprints and rooftop bar that will be great about 4months (maybe a year)... what world are developers living in at the moment?

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