Merchant Residential

Our second public consultation for our proposed Merchant Residential was held on Thursday 31 January from 4-8pm at Merchant Square.

Locals, businesses, residents and stakeholders attended the event and met with the project team, which includes Structured House Group, BOHO, our property-management-wing, ICENI, our planning team, and Glasgow-based architects, ADF Architects.

Based in Glasgow, ourselves and our partners are incredibly honoured to be working to regenerate this important site. Our proposal for residential rental accommodation will breathe new life into the corner of the High Street and George Street and will be a new gateway into the Merchant City.

We were delighted to introduce our team at BOHO, which will look after the accommodation once operational, and we have gathered feedback and suggestions as we continue to work with Glasgow City Council on our proposals.

We look forward to entering the next phase in our proposal before submission and are continuing to gather feedback on the proposal for Merchant Residential.

If you couldn’t make it along and you would like to send us your thoughts:

Email: glasgow@iceniprojects.com

Write to us: ICENI | 177 West George Street | Glasgow | G2 2LB

MERCHANT RESIDENTIAL VISUALS TO BE UNVEILED

We are holding another public event to showcase the progress we have made at Merchant Residential, our proposed redevelopment at the corner of High Street and George Street.

The new 3D visuals designed by Glasgow-based ADF Architects will go on display at Merchant Square on Thursday 31 January from 4pm to 8pm.

The exhibition will be an opportunity for entrepreneurs and innovators in the city to meet with the project team and to hear about the new co-working and start-up spaces that are being designed and residential apartments.

Plans include a new lifestyle lounge area on the ground floor open to the public with a coffee bar as well as commercial letting spaces to attract creatives with more than 200 rental apartments over ten floors. New landscape gardens will be integrated into the designs as well as space for the Old College bar incorporated into the new proposal.

The event will be another opportunity for residents, local businesses and stakeholders to feed into the proposals and meet with the property-management arm, BOHO.

We are proposing a residential build and have been working with Glasgow City Council to regenerate a key opportunity site after scrapping plans for student accommodation.

Craig Inglis, founder and chief executive of Structured House Group, said: “Our event hopes to give locals, residents, innovators and the wider community a look and feel about what we are creating in the city and how we plan to manage what will be a great venue for the local community as well as our residents.  We welcomed the new High Street Strategy and believe our plans will contribute positively to the reinvigoration of the site.

“We don’t just want to build, we want to build a community within our building for our residents. We plan to breathe new life into our site which is in need of regeneration and as you turn from High Street to George Street, our new design pays homage to the heritage of the area and links with new buildings such as the Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC).”

Residents, local businesses, start-ups, innovators and entrepreneurs are encouraged to come along and meet the team on Thursday 31 January between 4pm-8pm at Merchant Square, 71 Albion Street Glasgow.

If you would like to send us your thoughts:

Email: glasgow@iceniprojects.com

ICENI | 177 West George Street | Glasgow | G2 2LB

Dundee Waterfront Site 17

We’re holding a public consultation in Discovery Point, Dundee on March 5 to hear the views of locals, residents and businesses on our vision for site 17 in the city.

We are working with Dundee architects Nicoll Russell Studios and Dundee City Council in line with its City Waterfront Masterplan – which is a £1billion transformation of the area in a project spanning 30 years.

It’s early days but we have submitted a proposal of application to the Council this week.

The public consultation will be an opportunity to feed into our proposals for the brownfield site which sits to the east of the Tay Bridge.

Located next to the Waterfront, site 17 is located closely to the prestigious V&A Museum of Design and easily accessible to major cycling routes.

Director of Nicoll Russell Studios said: “We are working with Structured House Group on its plans for the redevelopment of the site. We look forward to presenting our designs and ambitions at the public consultation. It is an exciting time to be working to rejuvenate our city and our designs will work to complement the city’s sense of place and identity. We look forward to welcoming residents and businesses to our event.”

Gorgie residents invited to public event

A public event will be held on Thursday 24 January at Gorgie Dalry Stenhouse Church of Scotland from 2pm to 6.30pm to see revised plans for the proposed redevelopment of the existing Scotmid store at 236 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh.

Together with Scotmid Co-operative, we have revised plans to build a new state-of-the art store with student accommodation, which will be managed by our in-house team, BOHO.

Revisions include further consideration to the existing buildings and a reduction in the number of student accommodation to 121 bedspaces as well as 100% cycle provision.

We hope the investment of £15million will be welcomed by the community and we continue to want to hear from locals and to show the altered designs at the event.

Head of Property, Development and Facilities Maurissa Fergusson at Scotmid Co-operative said: “Our aim is to be to bring a sizeable investment to the area and rejuvenate our store with a new state-of-the-art refurbishment for the benefit of the local community. We continue to seek the views of locals and will engage with them every step of the way throughout this process.

“We’re proud to be at the heart of the Gorgie community which we have served for nearly 160 years. We hope to bring a new modern store that the area can be proud of as well as providing a catalyst for investment in the area.”

BOHO launch website

“Our vision to change the here and now in existing property markets, harness innovation, empower our flock and be internationally recognised as those folk who do a great job.”

Our new property-management company BOHO based in Glasgow has launched its bold, ambitious, creative, fun and fabulous new website.

From student to hotel, to our residential experience, BOHO takes our vast knowledge of the market and makes it their own.

With an eclectic nod to design, a flair for creativity, an enviable amount of talent in our teams, BOHO pure and simple is a great opportunity to do things the right way, the BOHO way, from the very beginning.

We couldn’t just handover our buildings to others who didn’t have the passion we have, so we built our own property-management wing to operate our portfolio.

BOHO looks after our spaces and places; each with their own identity much like the uniqueness of the cities we have landed in.

Browse around and see our first property located in Glasgow’s West End at Scotway House.

We don’t just build, we build communities.

Welcome to www.atBOHO.com

Property-management wing launches new BOHO website

“Our vision to change the here and now in existing property markets, harness innovation, empower our flock and be internationally recognised as those folk who do a great job.”

Our new property-management company, BOHO, based in Glasgow has launched its bold, ambitious, creative, fun and fabulous new website. 

From student to hotel, to our residential experience, BOHO takes our vast knowledge of the market and makes it their own.  

With an eclectic nod to design, a flair for creativity, an enviable amount of talent in our teams, BOHO pure and simple is a great opportunity to do things the right way, the BOHO way, from the very beginning. 

We couldn’t just handover our buildings to others who didn’t have the passion we have, so we built our own property-management wing to operate our portfolio. 

BOHO looks after our spaces and places; each with their own identity much like the uniqueness of the cities we have landed in. 

Browse around and see our first property located in Glasgow’s West End at Scotway House. 

We don’t just build, we build communities.

Welcome to www.atBOHO.com

Work on a new £20 million hotel and restaurant set for Dundee

Plans to convert the former Robertson’s Furniture Store on Barrack Street revealed.

We announced in the Dundee Evening Telegraph our plans to convert the former furniture store, which has lain empty for many years, into our first BOHO hotel in the UK.

The Hotel will see the creation of a 215 bed hotel with plans to retain and restore the 1930’s arc deco façade.

Our chief executive Craig Inglis revealed that our ties with the city go from strength to strength with our first hotel expected to open in 2020 with plans in place to develop further in the city .

“We are progressing with our plans to invest £20m on the site of the former Robertson’s furniture store on Barrack Street since receiving planning permission early this year. Dundee is a thriving City and with the opening of the V&A we expect our new hotel and restaurant to be a welcome addition to what the City has to offer.”

“We have been working with experts to preserve the existing art deco facade and retain the character of the building to bring this development site back to Dundee and to Dundonians. The next stage of our development will be the appointment of a contractor which will bring construction jobs to the city with an expected start date of early next year.”

“In terms of jobs, we are looking at 12 internal staff, while the restaurant will be 18-24 staff. That doesn’t include local suppliers and service providers.”

“There are already other BOHO developments but this will be the first BOHO hotel in the UK.”

BOHO also manage Scotway House – a new 399 bed student accommodation development in Glasgow’s West End – located close to the University of Glasgow and due to open in 2019.

BOHO Dundee is set to open in 2020.

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Support gathered for proposal

Together with Scotmid, we held two public Information Days last week on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 November in Gorgie Road to showcase to residents and local businesses our revised plans for a new state-of-the-art store and managed student accommodation.

Our plans will see an investment of £15million in the area and secure a new partnership with Scotmid. We welcomed the positive response we received from those we spoke to and those who attended our information sessions. Read more in the Edinburgh Evening Reporter.

The refreshed plans received the support of more than 100 local residents and businesses at the two-day event. Changes included a reduction in the amount of student accommodation by almost 10% and a significant reduction in the scale of the development.

The original public consultation took place in March and, following comments from the Edinburgh Urban Design Panel and the Planning Department, we were eager to showcase the updated plans to the local community.

The development will be the first of its kind in Scotmid’s 159-year-history – something that the Society’s Head of Property, Development and Facilities Maurissa Fergusson was keen to share with the local community.

Maurissa said: “It is very important to us at Scotmid and our partners in the development, Structured House Group that we listen, respond and share our revised plans with the local community, residents, the Community Council, local businesses and our staff at Gorgie Road.

“We are encouraged by the response we’ve had and the support of more than 100 voices from the local community to our revised plans. Scotmid has served the local community for more than 150 years and our aim is to continue to do so and bring added investment and benefit to the area.

“Community is at the heart of everything we do and by listening and responding to those we serve, we will continue to engage with everyone throughout this progress as we hope to bring a considerable investment and a new state-of-the-art store to the local community.”

Brian Smith, Operations Director at Structured House Group, added: . We were encouraged to hear from all those who visited us over the two days and to share our plans for the proposed managed apartments and what we hope this can bring to the local area.”

To view the plans for the new fit-for-purpose Scotmid (4500 sqft) with 139 student apartments go to 18/03365/FUL

Gorgie Residents invited to Information Days

Residents in Gorgie are invited to attend Public Information Days at Stenhouse Church of Scotland on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 November (2pm-7pm) held by Scotmid and Structured House Group to discuss revised plans for the proposed redevelopment of the existing store.

The draft plans that were submitted in July for a mixed-use proposal for the site of the store with managed student accommodation have been amended after input and feedback following the public consultation.

Alongside Manson Architects and Scotmid, Structured House Group has worked closely with Edinburgh City Council and were receptive to feedback from the Edinburgh Urban Design Renewal and the Planning Department about reducing the amount of student apartments by almost 10%.

This development will be the first of its kind in Scotmid’s 159-year history – something that excites the Society’s Head of Property, Development and Facilities, Maurissa Fergusson.

Maurissa Fergusson said: “We’re excited about the plans for the new store and we want to share this information with the local community.

“The proposed state-of-the-art store will include the latest CO2 refrigerant and energy-saving technologies as well as a new expanded range of popular products.

“We’re proud to be at the heart of the Gorgie landscape and we’ve served the local community for over 150 years – our aim is for that to continue with an improved state-of-the-art store that the area can be proud of.

“Scotmid’s core purpose has always been to serve our communities and improve people’s everyday lives, so we understand how vital it is for the local community to be engaged during every step of the process.

“We look forward to welcoming everybody from the Gorgie area to these Public Information Days, so that we can share information, ideas and co-operate fully to ensure this project is beneficial to the local community.”

Brian Smith, Operations Director at Structured House Group which will also manage the student accommodation, said: “By amending our proposals, we have taken on board the feedback received from experts and Edinburgh Urban Design Panel.

Our ambitions continue to be to invest in the city and to work in partnership with Scotmid to enhance an important local store for the community with the added benefit of bringing more customers through our student footfall.

“Our student residence will be managed by our in-house property-arm BOHO to ensure that we build for the long-term, get to know our neighbours, and are an integral part of the local community.

“Our refreshed proposals strive to meet the needs of the local community and address any issues raised. We look forward to bringing economic benefits and new investment of £15million to the city while enhancing the character and appearance of Gorgie Road.”

Manson Architects has worked to incorporate the new state-of-the-art store with a mixture of studio and cluster type apartments with 100% cycle storage and amenity space.

First glimpse inside the £40m GDV Scotway House development

Our new Glasgow-based property management company BOHO has released a first glimpse inside the £40m GDV Scotway House development.

BOHO has been set up by Structured House Group (shg) to manage our portfolio of properties including student, hotel and residential developments.

Our flagship development is Scotway House alongside Glasgow’s historic harbour and the former site of Meadowside Shipyard office.

BOHO will manage and run the building which will house around 400 students when it opens its doors in September 2019. A first glimpse inside the modern, tech-savvy and character-filled property has been released today with CGI images of what students can expect as it launches its booking service for academic year 2019.

Craig Inglis, CEO of Structured House Group, said: “It is important to us that we not only build but manage the properties we develop. Scotway House will be home to the next generation of changemakers along the Clydeside and we want our residents to have a great experience, to socialise, and to thrive in the city. BOHO, our in-house property management arm, will ensure we can create the communities we wish to build, get to know our neighbours, and look after our residents.”

BOHO is working with award-winning KKA Interior on the interior design of a three-storey dedicated study and socialising space within the property. Scotway House will also offer residents spacious rooms (15-51m2) with superfast wi-fi throughout, River Clyde views, a roof terrace, cinema, gym, group and private study pods, courtyard garden, group cooking, dining area and TV/gaming area.

Christine Young, BOHO Operations Director, said “We want Scotway House to have personality and to be a place where everyone feels at home. With the best study and social spaces and most up-to-date technology, our residents can get together to study, cook, eat, socialise or just relax in this stunning building. We’re looking forward to opening our doors in September 2019 and welcoming people to our thriving city.”

 

Scotway House will open for the new academic year beginning September 2019. To find out more about booking go to www.atboho.com