A rooftop restaurant at the former Debenhams building at the St Enoch Centre has been given the green light by Glasgow City Council. Impressive CGI images 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 submitted and the committee having now approved it. A planning application for the whole scheme which includes 1,700 new homes and a four-star hotel is currently being considered by the council.
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 has also seen some new arrivals this year. Opening in spring 2022, the Glasgow leisure and entertainment centre welcomed 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 expected to open 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, also saw 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 and be served by robots.