ART Deco Facade Saved In New Design For Sauchiehall Site

22 March, 2023 | Student Accommodation

UPDATED design proposals for the former M&S store on Sauchiehall Street have been drawn up.

The building’s iconic 1930s Art Deco façade would be retained as part of the major student-led mixed-use scheme. Glasgow MSP Paul Sweeney had campaigned for the historic frontage to be kept.

Accommodation for around 600 students would be provided on the upper floors of the development, with new commercial units on the ground floor.

The historic Wellington Arcade would be reinstated, providing a publicly accessible connection between Sauchiehall Street and Renfrew Street and a new environment full of internal uses.

Members of the public will be able to submit feedback on the proposals.

Brodie Berman of developer Fusion Students said: “We are delighted to unveil our updated proposals for this iconic site in Glasgow’s city centre.

“The vision for the design has been subject to extensive community consultation over the last few months and we are pleased that the feedback from those conversations has been reflected in our updated proposals for the scheme.

“We believe the updated designs pay homage to the city’s architectural heritage and we are excited to bring forward the plans, which will help address the shortage of beds for the city’s student population and regenerate this part of Sauchiehall Street.

“Further details of the proposals will be presented in more detail at our upcoming public consultations and we look forward to holding further discussions with the local community and other interested parties.”

Comments can be submitted to the developer via the project website ( until 5 April.

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