NEW plans for residential accommodation at a high-profile City Centre site will be shown to the public at an event organised by Glasgow-based developers Structured House Group.
The visuals for the proposed development on High Street at George Street by Structured House Group will go on display at Merchant Square on Thursday (31 January) from 4 to 8pm.
More than 200 rental apartments are proposed over ten floors with a lifestyle lounge area on the ground floor open to the public plus a coffee bar and commercial letting spaces to attract creatives.
The designs by Glasgow-based ADF Architects include landscape gardens as well as space for the Old College Bar to be incorporated into the new proposal.
Structured House Group have been working with Glasgow City Council to regenerate the key site after scrapping plans for student accommodation.
The event will be another opportunity for residents, local businesses and stakeholders to feed into the proposals and meet with the property-management arm, BOHO.
The company also hope entrepreneurs and innovators will come and meet with the project team to hear about the co-working and start-up spaces.
Previously the developers had considered a 15-storey build but this has been reduced following public engagement and workshops with planners.
Craig Inglis, founder and chief executive of Structured House Group, said: “Our event aims to give locals, residents, innovators and the wider community a look and feel about what we are creating in the city and how we plan to manage what will be a great venue for the local community as well as our residents. We welcomed the new High Street Strategy and believe our plans will contribute positively to the reinvigoration of the site.
“We don’t just want to build, we want to build a community within our building for our residents. We plan to breathe new life into our site which is in need of regeneration and, as you turn from High Street to George Street, our new design pays homage to the heritage of the area and links with new buildings such as the Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC).”
A new planning application will be submitted to Glasgow City Council in the forthcoming weeks.