The City Council of Glasgow has recently developed guidelines for tall buildings in the city center during a special meeting of the Glasgow Design panel. The objective of the guidelines is to ensure that upcoming tall building developments are carefully planned, constructed, and embrace innovation while maintaining low and moderate-impact development.
These guidelines arrive at a time when several tall buildings are currently being developed in the city center, including the Candleriggs and Pitt Street projects, as well as the former Marks & Spencer store on Sauchiehall Street and at Port Dundas Road.
Tall buildings in Glasgow are currently a subject of debate. Proponents highlight their benefits, such as increased density, reduced urban sprawl, and opportunities for refurbishment and reuse. However, some in Glasgow criticize these structures as unsustainable due to their energy and resource consumption.
A public consultation on tall building guidance will occur in the Spring of 2024.
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