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Courtyard garden to repair a long-standing Merchant City gap site

February 8 2022

Courtyard garden to repair a long-standing Merchant City gap site

Artisan Real Estate has opened a public consultation on its plans to deliver a mixed-use development at 65-97 Ingram Street, Glasgow.

Early plans call for the creation of 100 'low carbon' homes above ground floor commercial units with views through to a 'courtyard garden' framed by a retained mural.

Indicative massing approaches specify taller 'bookend' blocks to the corner of Candleriggs and Albion Street, stepping down to smaller elements to the south and along Ingram Street itself, providing an opportunity to include roof terraces and rooftop gardens.

New build elements by AMA Studio would frame an interior courtyard garden with direct public pend access from both Candleriggs and Albion Street to establish a 'green oasis' in the Merchant City.

Subject to planning approval a start on site could be made in the fourth quarter for an anticipated completion date of around June 2024. Comments on the presented plans are invited until 25 February.


#1 Posted by Peter on 8 Feb 2022 at 11:51 AM
"Publicly accessed courtyard" my a*s.
Fush and Chups
#2 Posted by Fush and Chups on 8 Feb 2022 at 12:00 PM
#1 There is pend access either side of the courtyard, which will apparently showcase the existing mural. That combined with inward facing commercial units (for cafes or similar) should make it an inviting public place to walk through and linger.

Obviously waiting for actual plans, but the massing and layout look good to me,
Whispering Andy
#3 Posted by Whispering Andy on 8 Feb 2022 at 14:00 PM
Whisper it........but that looks pretty impressive! Well done to the team.
#4 Posted by Phil on 8 Feb 2022 at 20:57 PM
Planners don't seem to understand that the site would be better off being a little urban greenscape and not a concrete block. There is a lack of open spaces around town and in this area in particular there are cafes and restaurants all around the block, it would have made a perfect sense having a bit of green area to 'spill out' into
Shadow master
#5 Posted by Shadow master on 9 Feb 2022 at 20:41 PM
Hopefully the sun position changes in time for the planning submission visuals, to show the actual shadows cast in winter and summer!
#6 Posted by Smudger on 10 Feb 2022 at 17:58 PM
Will that courtyard ever get any light ?! These guys have never built anything residential in Glasgow . Based in Isle of Man. Their Edinburgh scheme is horrendously late . The Council own this land

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