Major mixed-use proposal to plug St Enoch gap-site

Plans to transform a Glasgow city centre car park site into a “vibrant urban quarter” have now been submitted.

Vengada Estates has teamed up with architects Stallan-Brand to lodge a submission for planning in principle (PPP) for the King Street Car Park which outlines the potential for delivering a mix of apartments, shops and offices on the city centre site following positive pre-application discussions with planners.

The development, on land bounded by Osborne Street, King Street, Bridgegate and Stockwell Street, would also feature food/drink and leisure space as well as a hotel.

Major mixed-use proposal to plug St Enoch gap-site

A planning statement included with the application asserted: “[The proposals] create a vibrant urban quarter that is active throughout the day and evening hours. The mix of uses and activities on the site will be unified by a high quality and versatile public realm and active uses at ground floor.

“New streets and spaces will be informed by the distinct character of the wider Merchant City. A nuanced grid of tight streets with a strong sense of enclosure will become a natural extension of the network of streets and wynds that characterise the area.”

Major mixed-use proposal to plug St Enoch gap-site

It added: “A number of different development scenarios are possible within the development framework allowing for different proportions of employment, residential and leisure uses on the site.”

“The mixed-use nature of the proposals is predicated on striking the right balance in terms of land use to deliver the placemaking agenda for the site as a whole, whilst retaining a mix that is commercially viable and attractive to occupiers.”

“The development framework allows the possibility for an urban office campus development within the site utilising two or three of the [five] development plots to deliver up to 570,000 sqft of floorspace.”

Major mixed-use proposal to plug St Enoch gap-site

A design document stated: “The redevelopment of the King Street Car Park site presents a unique opportunity to transform a part of the city centre that has been underutilised for decades.”

If approval is given, detailed plans would be brought forward for each element.

The consultant team includes Oobe, Woolgar Hunter and Atelier Ten.

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