LATEST Consultation On Plans For Merchant CIty Site Gets Underway

29 March, 2022 | Residential

PROPERTY developer Artisan Real Estate has revealed its latest designs for a mixed-use development at 65-97 Ingram Street, Glasgow, following initial public consultation.

The development, on land which is currently a temporary car park, would feature four buildings varying in height from four to six storeys, containing 109 apartments and ground floor commercial space, with views through to a ‘garden oasis’.

There would be a range of one, two and three bedroom flats. Communal landscaped roof gardens and terraces are proposed.

At the heart of the development would be a publicly accessed landscaped garden courtyard with native wildflowers and planting, alongside relaxing seating areas, specialist lighting and public artwork sympathetic to the site’s historic setting and conservation status, as well as aligning with the existing Merchant City Art Trail.

Artisan has appointed specialist landscape designers to ensure final proposals enhance the local biodiversity through raised planting beds featuring native pollinating species, trees, lawns, plots to grow vegetables, bird boxes and bee keeping on extensive private and communal roof terraces, alongside a combination of paths and seating areas.

More than 700 people engaged in the first round of consultation with an overwhelmingly positive response to the proposals as well strong support for encouraging more people to live in the city centre.

A spokesman for Artisan Real Estate said: “We knew the location of this development which borders on key city streetscapes including Ingram Street, Albion Street and Candleriggs, demanded an impressive design statement and we believe our proposals deliver this.

“We’ve spent a long time ensuring we’ve considered every aspect of design and believe our proposals will provide a dynamic and innovative contribution to the Merchant City.

“This second round of consultation kicks off on Tuesday 29 March with a drop-in event from 3pm to 7pm at Merchant Square, followed by a live chat from 3pm to 7pm online at We would like feedback on this key stage of the design process by 10 April.”

Designed by architects AMA studio, the sustainable homes will feature the latest green credentials, based on the design mantra of “use less energy first”, from the use of materials throughout the build to the design features such as fabric performance, low use water fittings to manage consumption and particular heat and energy provision.

All energy will be renewable with clean heat pump technology adopted.

No car parking spaces are planned however, residents will be provided with secure bike spaces and access to the city car club.

The proposed commercial space will accommodate up to four separate units ranging in size from 1,750 sq ft to 2,750 sq ft and will be suitable for a range of work, retail or café uses.

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