PLANS have been submitted to build 109 “sustainable apartments” in Glasgow city centre - including gardens and vegetable plots.

Artisan Real Estate has lodged the application with Glasgow City Council for a multi-million pound, “carbon friendly” mixed-use development in Merchant City.

Situated at 65-97 Ingram Street on a site currently being used as a temporary car park, the proposed development will feature four blocks, from four to six storeys, accommodating 109 “sustainable apartments” and ground floor commercial space.

Glasgow Times: Improving local biodiversity is central to the Merchant City development.Improving local biodiversity is central to the Merchant City development.

Developers say the incorporation of communal gardens and terraces are central to the proposed design and will enhance the local biodiversity.

A courtyard garden would feature raised planting beds comprising native pollinating species trees, lawns, plots to grow vegetables, bird boxes and bee keeping.

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This would creat “a rich, natural experience” for both residents and visitors with natural pathways, specialist lighting and seating areas.

The project also includes public artwork “sympathetic to the site’s historic setting and conservation trail, as well as aligning with the existing Merchant City Art Trail”.

A spokesperson for Artisan Real Estate said, “We are really pleased with the public response to our plans.

"Incorporating the garden terraces and courtyard was something we were really keen to introduce to the city to showcase what can be achieved in a strong urban setting and offer potential residents something truly unique.

“Glasgow, and many UK cities are actively encouraging people to embrace city centre living and we need to create inspirational spaces for that to be successful.”

Designed by architects AMA studio, the properties will include a range of one, two and three bedroom options.

All energy in the homes will be renewable alongside clean heat pump technology.

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Supporting the city’s net zero ambitions, no car parking spaces are proposed however, residents will be provided with secure bikes spaces and access to the city car club.

The ground floor commercial space will accommodate up to four separate units ranging in size from 1,750 sq ft to 2,750 sq ft and will be suitable for a range of work, retail or café uses.

Artisan Real Estate said it focuses on delivering low carbon developments in city centres such as Glasgow, Edinburgh, Bristol and Leeds.