Plans submitted for demolition
St Enoch facing revamp to lure new shops
Reshaped corner: Plans for a new look St Enoch
Plans to reshape a corner of Glasgow’s St Enoch shopping centre have been drawn up in a move to attract new retailers to the city.
A planning application has been submitted by Sovereign Centros, acting as asset managers on behalf of owner Blackstone Real Estate Partners.
It involves the part-demolition of units on Argyle Street which would be replaced by three others connected to the internal mall.
The development proposes a sensitive restoration of the historic façade of the former St Enoch Picture House and secures its retention for the future in a use appropriate to the location.
The plans to provide flagship units forms part of Sovereign Centros’ business plan for St Enoch, and follows on from the recent signing of VUE cinema to anchor the new East End leisure development, as well as the recent investment to refurbish the centre’s food court.
Advanced discussions are under way to bring new retailers to the city, helping to continue the resurgence of Argyle Street and boost footfall.
Paul Bailey, asset management director at Sovereign Centros said: “The recent application to enhance holdings on Argyle Street forms a significant part of our ongoing business plan to provide best in class accommodation for our retailers and an enhanced customer experience. Negotiations with retailers for flagship stores are already progressing well.”
The units are forecast to be open in Q3 2019. CBRE advised on planning.