Masterplan proposal for St Enoch shopping mall reportedly approved

A PROPOSAL, to replace the landmark St Enoch shopping mall in Glasgow with a new, mixed-use development, has reportedly been accepted – at masterplan stage – by the local authority.

Says a media release issued on behalf of property developer and asset manager, Sovereign Centros, it has “secured approval from Glasgow City Council for its outline masterplan proposals for the reimagination of St. Enoch Centre”.

The mall sits at the foot of the city centre’s iconic Buchanan Street. It is run by Sovereign Centros on behalf of the St Enoch Trustee Company.

Continues the release: “Created to complement the Glasgow City Centre strategy – which focuses on opening streetscapes and improving linkages from the riverfront, Merchant City and Glasgow Green into the city centre – Sovereign Centros has demonstrated how the proposals could help carve out a new focal point for the city centre.

“Sovereign Centros and its project team, which includes architect Leslie Jones, will now revisit the masterplan to develop detailed designs for further feedback and approval.

“The proposals were created to show how St. Enoch Centre can be sustainably developed over a number of phases spanning the next 15 – 20 years.

“This would allow retailers, restaurants and leisure operators to stay open throughout. The proposals include: Revitalised shopping and leisure space, up to 917 homes, high-quality office space, a four-star hotel and inclusive and accessible public realm space.”

Picture credit: Leslie Jones Architecture

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