Glasgow’s St. Enoch set for transformation

31st May 2023 | Jack Oliver

Glasgow City Council has granted planning approval for plans to transform the St. Enoch Centre.

The proposals, submitted by Sovereign Centros, look to create a mixed-use development with a focus on retail, leisure, entertainment, hotel space, offices, and city centre living.

The asset manager and property developer’s project team, which includes architect Leslie Jones, has created the designs with the objective of complementing the Glasgow City Centre strategy. The strategy looks to open streetscapes and improve connections between the riverfront, Merchant City, and Glasgow Green to the city centre.

Sovereign Centros has proposed a sustainable development of St. Enoch Centre over the next 15-20 years, allowing business to remain open throughout.

The proposals include “revitalised” shopping and leisure space, a four-star hotel, accessible public space, up to 917 homes, and office space. Following public consultation, designs were revised to include wider streets, more daylight, and a public square.

Guy Beaumont, director at Sovereign Centros, said: “This marks a milestone moment for St. Enoch Centre and underlines the council’s commitment to meeting the needs and demands of people who live and work in the city centre.

“It’s an exciting time for Glasgow city centre and with a clear strategy and appetite for improvement, there is an enormous opportunity to create something truly special. We will now begin to refine the proposals, in line with our consents.”


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