FINAL plans have been submitted to redevelop the former Marks and Spencer store on Glasgow's Sauchiehall Street. 

Fusion Students has lodged the £76 million proposals with Glasgow City Council to build student accommodation for 634 residents at the site. 

The plans also include the provision of new commercial units on Sauchiehall Street as well as an arcade with additional commercial units to reinstate a historic link between it and Renfrew Street.

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The proposals submitted with the application state the 1930s art deco facade of the building will be preserved.

The submission of the planning application follows three public consultation events which were held between November and March and allowed students and residents to learn more about the plans. 

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A spokesperson for Fusion Students said: "We are delighted to have submitted our application to redevelop this historic site in Glasgow’s city centre, which we believe will leave a lasting positive impact for the city. 

"The submission marks a significant milestone following extensive consultation with a range of stakeholders over the last year which has helped to shape our final plans.

"Our proposals combine exceptional quality accommodation, inviting public realm spaces and carefully thought-out commercial units, all aimed at revitalising and enhancing this part of Sauchiehall Street.

"At its core, the plans will help to address the pressing shortfall of student accommodation, creating a vibrant and inclusive community that will truly enhance the student living experience in Glasgow.

"I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of those who have engaged with us throughout the consultation process and provided us with their valuable feedback."

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Matt Brook, founder of Matt Brook Architects, said: "We are pleased to have submitted our design proposals for Glasgow’s historic Sauchiehall Street which have been developed through extensive collaboration and engagement with the local community and key stakeholders.

"The scheme retains the 1930s art deco facade of the former Marks and Spencer store and reinstates its original design whilst also bringing back the historic Wellington Arcade, which provides a new public connection through the site linking Sauchiehall Street and Renfrew Street, helping to contribute to the long-term vitality of both streets."

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