Iceni Projects Limited submits £20m plans for new homes in Glasgow city centre

Iceni Projects Limited has submitted plans worth £20 million on behalf of Consensus Capital Group Ltd to build a ‘car-free’ residential development in a conservation area of Glasgow city centre.

The site proposed is for the B-listed building at 520 Sauchiehall Street which extends to Renfrew Street. The building has been derelict for a number of years and housed cinemas from 1912 to 1984.

If approved, the building will be re-developed into a 12-storey tower with 87 studio and one-bedroom apartments and a roof terrace, The Herald reports.

The developers have said that the “zero parking” provision will be supplemented with cycle storage lockers for each property, additional racks and funding for a car club vehicle.

Icenci Projects Limited added that the development will help support the Sauchiehall Street Avenues Project, which has transformed the area as an active travel route and aims to encourage more residential development in the city centre.

Glasgow City Council hopes to build homes for an additional 25,000 residents. A completion date has been set for June 2022, although this could be delayed by the pandemic and it is anticipated that the construction alone will create hundreds of trade jobs.

Consensus Capital Group Ltd has consulted a specialist heritage consultant, to explore the possible retention of the original façades at 520 Sauchiehall Street and 341 Renfrew Street.

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