Princes Square, Glasgow

Since opening in 1988, Princes Square has enjoyed a unique position in the culture of Glasgow and this project sought to re-establish its status as the regions premier upmarket shopping and leisure destination. Although much of the interior was fussy and dated, it was important to understand and retain the original quality elements of art nouveau sculpture and the stonework of the historical courtyard façade.

All interiors and exteriors were listed and we worked with Planning and Historic Scotland to apply a calmer contemporary interior that focussed on the retailers/operators, created theatre through lighting and reinforced the luxurious character of the centre. Working with local artists, Timorous Beasties, we developed a unique external character to generate interest and firmly anchor the centre on Buchanan Street.

Client: Redevco UK2BV

Location: Glasgow

Value: £6.2m

Status: Complete

Year: 2011