Planning Approval Granted for Ingram Street Development in Glasgow’s Merchant City
Proposals for a landscaped and carbon friendly mixed-use development on a City Property Glasgow (Investments) LLP (CPGI) site at the heart of Glasgow’s Merchant City have been given the go-ahead by Glasgow City Council.
Artisan Real Estate’s plans for the site at 65-97 Ingram Street include 109 sustainable apartments and ground floor commercial space, housed in buildings varying in height from four to seven storeys.
Central to the development’s design is a publicly accessible landscaped garden courtyard filled with trees, flower boxes, raised beds for growing vegetables and seating areas. A series of landscaped private rooftop gardens and terraces will further help in creating a ‘green oasis’ for Glasgow’s city centre, significantly enhancing the local area’s biodiversity.
Designed by Scottish architects AMA Studio, the apartments will include a range of one, two and three bedroomed properties offering the latest in low carbon, fossil-fuel free living - including energy-efficient air source heat pump technology and high levels of insulation helping to keep energy costs down.
The ground floor commercial space will accommodate up to four separate units ranging in size from 1750 to 2750 sq. ft. and suitable for a range of uses including leisure, office, retail or restaurants/cafés.
Welcoming the planning approval, David Westwater, Artisan’s Regional Director for Scotland, said:
“We are now looking forward to our positive vision for this brownfield site in the heart of the city centre becoming reality.
“We have set out an innovative design to attract people into the Merchant City – creating an attractive and accessible space to live, visit, work and enjoy. As well as building sustainable and energy efficient new homes, we are also creating a variety of green, open spaces which will provide a rich, natural experience for both residents and visitors alike, with interlinked pathways and accessible seating areas.”
Speaking on behalf of City Property Glasgow (Investments) LLP, Allan McDonald commented:
“We’re pleased to hear that Artisan has received planning approval for a new mixed use development in Ingram Street. The carbon-friendly design reflects the surrounding Merchant City buildings and includes a mix of sustainable apartments, ground floor commercial space, rooftop gardens and a public garden, which we’re sure will be a huge attraction for people who wish to live and work in this area of the city”.
You can view information on Artisan Real Estate’s plans for 65-97 Ingram Street on the consultation website at www.65-97ingramstreet.co.uk