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St.Enoch’s To Be Redeveloped 2006-12-19

Posted by clype in Glasgow.
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A proposal to transform one of Scotland’s biggest shopping centres at a cost of 100 million GBP has been given the go-ahead by Glasgow City Council.

Councillors approved a planning application to redevelop ‘The St.Enoch Centre‘. Work on the project is expected to start in the new year, 2007.

An extension to the shopping centre will include a cinema, casino, nightclub, bar and restaurant.

Developers said work would take three years and create up to 1 500 jobs. The size of the St Enoch Centre will increase by a third under the plan. Extra shopping and basement car parking will be provided.

  • Eight ‘letters of concern’ were received by the council.

Issues raised included gambling addiction related to the proposed casino and the length of the construction period.

A report before councillors said the proposals would have a positive impact on the character of St.Enoch Sq. It added:

‘The additional floor space will support the centre as one of the city centre’s principal retail attractions.

‘The proposal is in line with the key strategic focus of renewing and supporting the city centre.’

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