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Merchant City mural to be 'largely retained' by mixed-use development

February 1 2022

Merchant City mural to be 'largely retained' by mixed-use development

A long-standing Glasgow city centre gap-site is set to be plugged following its acquisition by Artisan Real Estate.

The developer has instructed AMA Studio, authors of a 2008 hotel plan, to prepare initial proposals for the makeshift car park at 65-97 Ingram Street that would deliver low carbon homes above ground floor commercial space.

The regeneration specialists are already on-site at the St Enoch Quarter as well as Rowanbank Gardens  in Edinburgh and has pledged to 'largely retain' a prominent mural as part of the work.

Artisan wrote: “We have proposals to create new homes for sale and ground floor places to work in and enjoy at 65-97 Ingram Street. This site has been used as a surface level car park for a number of years. Our plans include the creation of a publicly accessible courtyard garden with the much loved ‘Fellow Glasgow Residents’ mural being largely retained as a key feature."

A consultation on the proposals will be held online between 15:00 and 19:00 on 8 February.


#1 Posted by spike on 1 Feb 2022 at 15:01 PM
Let's hope this proposal has a little more luck than previous planning applications.
I liked the previous proposals whereby they were intending to recreate a warehouse style development
Georwell 84
#2 Posted by Georwell 84 on 1 Feb 2022 at 21:14 PM
I would not have expected retaining the mural to take priority. The site has been vacant for decades and badly needs development.
#3 Posted by modernish on 2 Feb 2022 at 09:07 AM
It will be interesting to see if City Property/GCC have moved on their previous insistence that the site was developed on a long lease rather than outright sale.
The Bairn
#4 Posted by The Bairn on 2 Feb 2022 at 13:58 PM
Nah...get rid of this eyesore!!!
FFS all we need now is a 'Banksy' and the whole project is scuppered.
#5 Posted by spike on 2 Feb 2022 at 16:52 PM
Just to add to the above I agree saving the mural is not a priority; what is however is the scale and quality of the design
rm kartoffel
#6 Posted by rm kartoffel on 5 Feb 2022 at 11:11 AM
Saving the mural IS a priority. We have enough bland boring stone boxes in the city and not enough public art.

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