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NEW Designs Drawn Up For Major City Centre Office Proposal

DESIGNS  for a £95million office development in Glasgow City Centre have been revised to address issues raised by city planners.

The application by Osborne and Co for a site on Argyle Street, bounded by Robertson Street and York Street, is now for a 14-storey building instead of 16 floors.

The revised design, left, and the original one

The building line on Robertson Street has been set back to allow improved view of A-listed 71 to 75 Robertson Street. This also means enhanced public realm on Robertson Lane.

Cut backs to the building mass have created a landscaped roof terrace which faces on to Argyle Street and York Street.

The original metal grid design has been replaced with a masonry grid.

Several buildings would be demolished to make way for the development including a Grade B-listed former warehouse, which, the developers say, was found to be beyond repair, after extensive surveys.

A 25-storey hotel was formerly proposed for the site.

A decision on whether the revised application will be approved has still to be made.