Designs revealed for new Merchant City development

Artisan Real Estate has unveiled plans for a mixed-use development at 65-97 Ingram Street in Glasgow, following an initial public consultation.

The site, which is currently a temporary car park, is expected to consist of four separate buildings varying in height from four to six stories. The proposed tiered designs, with durable materials, allow shared roof terraces accessible at different levels.

The development is expected to provide 109 new homes, with ground floor commercial space overlooking Ingram Street. Properties include a range of one, two and three bedroom apartments, with a courtyard garden that is accessible to the public.

Over 700 people engaged in the first round of consultation, with a positive response to the proposals.

A company spokesperson said: “We have spent a great deal of time ensuring that we have considered all aspects of the design and believe that our proposals will make a dynamic and innovative contribution to the Merchant City.

“A second round of consultation kicks off on March 29, with a 3-7 p.m. event in Merchant Square, followed by an online chat – we would like to hear feedback on this key step in the design process by April 10. “

Designed by architectural studio AMA, the homes will use materials to improve environmental performance, including low-consumption water connections and heat pump technology.

No parking space is provided, however, residents will benefit from secure bicycle spaces and access to the town’s automobile club.

Artisan also appointed landscapers to ensure that the final proposals enhance local biodiversity through raised beds including native pollinator species, trees, lawns, plots to grow vegetables, birdhouses and bees on private and communal roof terraces.

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

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