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BDP aims to create one of UK's largest shopping centres in Glasgow - image

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Plans drawn up by BDP to almost double Glasgow's Buchanan Galleries shopping centre have been submitted for outline planning permission.

The ambitious £20 million scheme for the Buchanan Partnership - a joint venture between Henderson Global Investors and Land Securities - will increase the size of the scheme from its current 65,000m2 to more than 120,000m2- making it one of the UK's largest retail areas.

If given the green light, the project will also include the refurbishment of the Buchanan Bus Station, the commission of public art, and a pedestrian bridge to span Killermont Street which will connect the planned retail extension to a new car park.

Nick Davis, development director of Land Securities, said the scheme would give the centre 'the critical mass required to attract new retailers to the city and make the centre one of the premier retail destinations in the UK'.

The scheme is further evidence of BDP's commitment to Scotland following its success in making it on to the shortlist for this year's £100,000 Gulbenkian Prize for another Glasgow city-centre scheme - the £35 million restoration of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (Practices up for Gulbenkian Prize).

by Max Thompson

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