// Debenhams unit in St Enoch Centre could be converted into offices and a rooftop garden
// Developers are asking Scots for their thoughts on the blueprints
// St Enoch Centre owner Sovereign Centros is preparing to submit a planning application
The former Debenhams store in Glasgow’s St Enoch Centre is expected to be transformed into offices and a rooftop garden as developers question Scots on their thoughts for the project.
The transformation plans have been revealed which include new retail, leisure and entertainment opportunities as well as new homes, a four star hotel and office space that would occupy the Debenhams unit.
A rooftop restaurant could also be built at the site which has dominated Argyle Street and now remains empty.
St Enoch Centre owner Sovereign Centros is now preparing to submit a planning application but is looking to update members of the public on new proposals which have been amended to include widened streets, increased daylight and a public square.
People can also view the updated proposals on St. Enoch Centre website and can submit any comments and suggestions to a dedicated masterplan email address.
“We are excited by our vision for St. Enoch Centre and how we can future-proof and enhance it,” Sovereign Centros director, Guy Beaumont said.
“We are at the beginning of a long journey and consultation and engagement is hugely important to us.
“Over the last few months, we have carried out detailed and extensive engagement with a variety of city centre stakeholders, Glasgow City Council and of course, the local community.
“We have welcomed all feedback and many of our conversations have focused on the importance of inclusivity, connectivity and the need for well-considered public space.
“Based on this valued consultation we have enhanced our proposals and we are keen to share the latest updates before we submit our planning application.”