There are a number of large developments proposed for the Merchant City and Trongate area of Glasgow City Centre which, if fully developed, will transform our corner of the city centre. As YOUR Community Council, we will have an input to the planning process, as will everyone who lives here. We’ll publicise any upcoming events so you can find out more, and keep you abreast of developments as they progress.
If you have an opinion on the proposed developments, make it known!
|Corner of George St/High St||Structured House||Awaiting planning application|
|Candleriggs Square||Drum Property Group||Phase 1 construction started|
|Hutcheson St/Trongate Hotel||Caledon Properties||Construction work not started|
|King St Car Park||Vengada Estates||Planning application in principle being considered|
|St Enoch Redevelopment Masterplan||Sovereign Centros||Public consultation event 1st and 2nd October|
|Waterfront Regeneration||Glasgow City Council and Glasgow City Region City Deal project led by Hawkins/Brown||Public consultation 6th and 7th October, 2021|
Corner of George St/High St
Structured House propose to develop 239 flats with roof-top terraces at the junction of High Street and George Street, at the Northern gateway to the Merchant City’s Conservation Area. A planning application has yet to be submitted for the development, but proposed images were published on the ReGlasgow website earlier in the year, and as part of a related planning application (21/00414/CON | Demolition of unlisted buildings in a Conservation Area | Site Bounded By High Street/George Street/Nicholas Street/ Shuttle Street Glasgow)
Drum Property Group are developing the old Goldbergs/Selfridges site, with proposals for up to “850,000 sq. ft. of residential, student, hotel and commercial space with the potential to play a fundamental role in Glasgow’s continued economic growth”.(Drum Property Group). This was approved by Glasgow City Council in application 20/02377/MSC and 19/03665/PPP, Work recently started on the erection of the UK’s first Student Hotel.
Hotel on Hutcheson St/Trongate
Glasgow City Council have granted planning permission for an 11-storey hotel on the junction of Hutcheson and Trongate(19/03393/FUL | Demolition of building and erection of hotel/aparthotel (Class 7), retail (Class 1) and public house (Sui Generis) and associated works.). Work has yet to begin on demolishing the current 1970s building.
King St Car Park
Vengada Estates propose redeveloping the site at King St/Stockwell St, which is currently used as a car park by NCP. The planning application in principle has been submitted and is being considered by Glasgow City Council (21/01565/PPP)
Redevelopment of St Enoch shopping centre
Sovereign Centros, who own St Enoch Shopping Centre, are working on a 15 – 20 year masterplan for the site, which will include up to 1700 new homes, revitalised retail space, as well as proposed reuse of the Lewis’s/Debenhams building as office space. A Public Consultation event will take place on 1st and 2nd October, and the team will be presenting at our September meeting.
Waterfront Regeneration(Meet Our Waterfront)
Glasgow City Council’s masterplan for regenerating the waterfront at Custom House Quay on the North bank (and Carlton Place on the Southbank) – Meet Our Waterfront – is currently undergoing consultation. The next public consultation events take place on 6th and 7th October.