Plans submitted for mixed-use Glasgow Merchant City development

ARTISAN Real Estate has lodged a planning application for a new multi-million pound mixed-use development in Glasgow’s Merchant City.

Situated at 65-97 Ingram Street on a site currently used as a temporary car park, the proposed development will feature four buildings, varying in hight from four to six storeys, accommodating 109 apartments and ground floor commercial space.

Artisan said that central to the design is ‘striking’ communal landscaped roof gardens and terraces, and a publicly accessed landscaped garden courtyard.

Landscaped designers are creating plans for a ‘rich, natural experience’ for residents and visitors with natural pathways, specialist lighting and seating areas. The design will also include public artwork ‘sympathetic’ to the site’s historic setting and conservation trail, as well as aligning with the existing Merchant City Art Trail.

The planning application, which has been submitted to Glasgow City Council, follows a public consultation programme in which over 1,200 people have engaged. 80% of people who provided feedback during the initial round of consultation have endorsed the use of the site for low carbon homes. Artisan added that the second round of engagement saw further support for various aspects of the proposals.

A spokesperson for Artisan Real Estate said, “We are really pleased with the public response to our plans. Incorporating the garden terraces and courtyard was something we were really keen to introduce to the city to showcase what can be achieved in a strong urban setting and offer potential residents something truly unique.

“Glasgow, and many UK cities are actively encouraging people to embrace city centre living and we need to create inspirational spaces for that to be successful.”

Designed by architects AMA studio, the properties will include a range of one, two and three-bedroom options. All energy will be renewable alongside clean heat pump technology. Supporting the city’s net zero ambitions, no car parking spaces are proposed however, residents will be provided with bikes spaces and access to the city car club.