Sovereign Centros, a property developer and asset manager, has filed a planning application detailing its masterplan proposal for the reimagination of St. Enoch Centre in Glasgow, Scotland.

The masterplan focuses on creation of a mixed-use development, with prominence given to retail, leisure, entertainment, hotel, offices and city centre living.

Sovereign Centros has conducted two public consultations, wherein it invited stakeholders and the community to find out more about its vision for the centre.

Its proposal indicates the sustainable development of St. Enoch Centre over the next 15 – 20 years.

The initial proposal includes revitalised shopping and leisure space, up to 1,700 homes, quality office space, a four-star hotel and an inclusive and accessible public realm space.

After the first public consultation, proposal was amended to include widened streets, increased daylight and a public square. The changes allowed more break out space and better connectivity to the retail and leisure offer as well as to neighbouring parts of the city.

If the outlined masterplan receives approval, further detailed proposals will be developed for consultation, with the public and key stakeholders getting an opportunity to view and provide feedback ideas and comments.

Indicating its commitment to the improvement of the site, recently, Sovereign Centros submitted a change of use application to repurpose the upper floors of Debenhams building, which is currently lying unoccupied.

The firm has indicated the transformation of this space into flexible and modern offices that could further be complemented by a rooftop restaurant.

Sovereign Centros director Guy Beaumont said: “A great deal of effort has been invested into the creation of this masterplan which reflects extensive engagement with key stakeholders across the city. We have been clear that there is still a lot of detail to be developed and this is the start of a long journey, however we are confident what we have set out represents an excellent contribution to the city and will future proof the site.”

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Image: The masterplan focuses on creation of a mixed-use development, with prominence given to retail, leisure, entertainment, hotel, offices and city centre living. Credit: Sovereign Centros.