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'Garden oasis' to extend Merchant City Art Trail

March 29 2022

'Garden oasis' to extend Merchant City Art Trail

Detailed plans have for a 'garden oasis' in the heart of the Merchant City have been brought forward at a second consultation event.

A follow-up presentation by Artisan Real Estate expands on a February submission to illustrate how 109 homes above ground floor commercial units of up to 2,750sq/ft will slot into 65-97 Ingram Street.

Four buildings designed by AMA Studio of between four to six storeys are proposed for the temporary car park, employing a stepped design that permits a series of private and communal roof terraces to be formed accommodating bird boxes, beekeeping and raised beds for growing vegetables.

Wrapping around a courtyard garden the mixed-use car-free development will include public seating, lighting and artwork to plug into the Merchant City Art Trail.

A spokesman for Artisan Real Estate said, “We knew the location of this development which borders on key city streetscapes including Ingram Street, Albion Street and Candleriggs, demanded an impressive design statement and we believe our proposals deliver this."

A drop-in event for the proposals will be held today in Merchant Square between 15:00 and 19:00. 

Pend access will be provided to an interior alley and courtyard
Pend access will be provided to an interior alley and courtyard


#1 Posted by Jaded on 29 Mar 2022 at 09:32 AM
Oh yes, that'll do.
#2 Posted by spike on 29 Mar 2022 at 12:20 PM
i like this, seems worthy for this important site. Is the finish in stone?
#3 Posted by monkey9000 on 29 Mar 2022 at 14:35 PM
Retail units look a bit vertically compressed when compared with its neighbours. Need a bit more generosity on that ground level for such an important central site.
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#4 Posted by Robin B's Discount on 30 Mar 2022 at 11:17 AM
Lol - never happening!
not so sure
#5 Posted by not so sure on 30 Mar 2022 at 12:21 PM
If indeed, there are '4 buildings' then why the monolithic appearance?

Could it be a case of 'One building, ours'?

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