Big Top Productions has submitted planning applications for the conversion and change of use of the former Teacher building at St Enoch Square, Glasgow into a whisky-themed bar/restaurant with 25 serviced apartments on the upper floors. The ‘Teacher’ gilded sign will be refurbished and reinstated to the full original signage which also had gilded signs stating ‘Scotch Whisky Distillers’ on the lower levels.
Andre Graham, Director of Big Top Productions, said, “Having identified serviced apartments and hospitality as a key area for development, we are now seeking to grow our portfolio with this exciting development in the heart of Glasgow city centre.
“The plans for our first own brand serviced apartment complex, on Glasgow’s St Enoch Square, will see this B-listed, Italian Renaissance style building, known as the Teacher building, given a new lease of life.”
Stephen Mallon, Director of architects Mosaic, said, “The idea of a new whisky-themed bar is obvious, given the heritage, and the Teacher brand owners are supportive and keen to be involved in the design aspects of the development.”