Impressive and brand new CGI images have been revealed showing how the rooftop restaurant at the former Debenhams building at the St Enoch Centre might look if plans are given the green light. The artist’s impressions showcase a beach club-style terrace with white sofas, armchairs, parasols and a modern high-top bar that give some real St Tropez vibes, plus the designs boast stunning views over the city’s skyline and Argyle Street below.
This restaurant is part of a huge £50 million masterplan to transform the St Enoch Centre which includes 1,700 new homes, offices and a four-star hotel – future-proofing the shopping and leisure space over the next 20 years. The property developer of St Enoch Centre, Sovereign Centros, said they are working with Glasgow City Council to develop the site, with a formal planning application being prepared and expected to be presented to the committee for approval in spring 2022.
Following consultation with the public and with Glasgow City Council during autumn 2021, the proposals for the centre have been amended to include widened streets, increased daylight, a public square and increased break-out space. It is anticipated the St Enoch Centre development would be carried out in a number of phases over 15 to 20 years, so it might be a bit of a wait before you can sip some bubbles up on the rooftop restaurant.
As well as a brand new rooftop restaurant coming to the city, St Enoch Centre will also see some new arrivals this year. Scheduled to open in spring, the Glasgow leisure and entertainment centre is welcoming Scotland’s first, and highly anticipated, Boom: Battle Bar, where visitors can try their hand at activities such as axe-throwing and beer pong.
Gutterball bowling alley is also set to open in the spring/summer of this year and the exciting new venue in the former Hamleys unit will offer both bowling and mini golf, as well as other games plus a fully licensed bar. This February, will see the opening of luxe all-you-can-eat buffet style restaurant COSMO Authentic World Kitchen, where guests can choose from six different cuisine genres including Pan Asian, Italian, Indian, Brazilian and European.