PLANNED redevelopment of one of Scotland’s best-known shopping malls has taken a significant step forward with the appointment of an internationally-renowned architecture practice to progress the design.
Foster + Partners will collaborate with leading Scottish firms, Michael Laird Architects and New Practice, on masterplanning Buchanan Galleries in Glasgow.
Say the owners, real estate developers, Landsec, also commissioned is “sustainability and engineering experts”, Atelier Ten and Arup.
Adds Landsec: “The aspiration of the development, as announced in January [this year], is to replace the existing shopping centre with an exciting new mixed-use urban neighbourhood in the heart of Glasgow city centre, blending fantastic shopping with places to work, live and play.”
It continues: “To progress the initial consultation period, a Proposal Application Notice has been submitted to Glasgow City Council. This will enable community engagement partner, New Practice, to formally launch the consultation programme on 1 June 2022. Local people and city stakeholders were invited to register their interest via the Commonplace platform earlier this year and we would welcome anyone not yet registered to visit https://buchanangalleries.commonplace.is/”
The public consultation ends July 31.
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