Public invited to view St Enoch Centre masterplan update

Property developer and asset manager Sovereign Centros has invited the public to view its masterplan proposals for the reimagination of St. Enoch Centre.

Public invited to view St Enoch Centre masterplan update

The proposals focus on the creation of a best-in-class mixed-use development, focusing on retail, leisure, entertainment, hotel, offices and city centre living.

Sovereign Centros recently held a public consultation on its ambitious masterplan, seeking feedback and comments on its long-term vision for how St. Enoch Centre can be sustainably developed over the next 15 - 20 years. This includes:

  • Revitalised shopping and leisure space
  • Up to 1700 homes
  • High quality office space
  • A four-star hotel
  • Inclusive and accessible public realm space

The project team is now preparing to submit an application for planning permission in principle, but first will update the public on the proposals which have been revised to include widened streets, increased daylight and a public square with more break out space and better connectivity to the retail and leisure offer and neighbouring parts of the City.

Demonstrating commitment to the site, Sovereign Centros is also gearing up to submit a change of use application to repurpose the upper floors of Debenhams building which is currently vacant. The developer would like to develop the space into high quality, flexible and modern offices which would be further enhanced by a rooftop restaurant.

The team will host a public exhibition from 10am - 3pm on Friday 26 November 2021 in St Enoch Centre, from a first-floor unit located along from Regis. Attendees can learn more about the masterplan and read about the latest updates made to the proposals.

People can also view the updated proposals on St. Enoch Centre website and can submit any comments and suggestions to a dedicated masterplan email address.

Guy Beaumont, director at Sovereign Centros, said: “We are excited by our vision for St. Enoch Centre and how we can future-proof and enhance it.

“We are at the beginning of a long journey and consultation and engagement is hugely important to us. Over the last few months, we have carried out detailed and extensive engagement with a variety of city centre stakeholders, Glasgow City Council and of course, the local community. We have welcomed all feedback and many of our conversations have focused on the importance of inclusivity, connectivity and the need for well-considered public space. Based on this valued consultation we have enhanced our proposals and we are keen to share the latest updates before we submit our planning application.”

Stuart Patrick, chief executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, added: “More than ever, we need to encourage people into our city centre, and the mixed-use development proposed for St. Enoch would allow us to maintain our position as a leading retail destination, while creating a well-connected, well designed community.

“There are several infrastructure proposals set out by the Connectivity Commission, including the Avenues programme, which are designed to improve pedestrian experience and the St Enoch masterplan further compliments this vision. We are very supportive of this investment for Glasgow City Centre and look forward to seeing plans develop.”

If outline proposals are given consent, work on the St. Enoch masterplan will be further refined and more detailed plans will be consulted upon.

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