Virginia Court Glasgow, Merchant City flats, Centre shopping, Retail, Stirling’s Library

Virginia Court & Galleries : Merchant City

Credential Holdings Development, Strathclyde, Scotland : Glasgow Shops + Apartments

post updated 21 September 2023

Location: Miller Street / Virginia Court, Merchant City, central Glasgow.

Virginia Court, Merchant City Glasgow
photo of Virginia Court by DS Pugh, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Credential Holdings unveils proposal to redevelop Virginia Court – a gated cobbled wynd, to create Virginia Court & Galleries, shopping and leisure venue:-

– boutique shops
– small department store
– five luxury apartments
– restaurants & cafes

Virginia Court Merchant City

The Virginia Court area dates back to the 1700s when many of the existing buildings housed the offices and auction rooms of the city’s famous Tobacco Lords, hence the Virginia name. The location also features the original Stirling’s Library.

Credential Holdings plan to link the shopping areas around Princes Square with Candleriggs / Merchant City. The ground and basement floors of Stirling’s Library will provide retail accommodation of 6,000 sq ft, including the new-build rear mews building that links into the courtyard and features an atrium. The upper floors will provide five luxury residential apartments.

The Colonnade building on Miller Street forms the third element in this area’s regeneration with ground and basement accommodation totaling 14,000 sqft.

Planning for this inner-city public space development has already been granted and work is scheduled to start in Jan 2007 with final completion due in summer 2008.

Credential Holdings were set up in 2003. Current projects include the regeneration of Hamiltonhill Industrial Estate at Port Dundas, Glasgow to create The Point retail and trading estate; the upgrade and modernisation of 35,000 sqft at Venlaw in Bath Street; the re-generation of Muirhouse Shopping Centre, Edinburgh, to form a ‘micro’ town centre.

Miller Street buildings in the Merchant City information from Credential Holdings

Location: Merchant City, central Glasgow, Strathclyde, southwest Scotland, United Kingdom

Architecture in Strathclyde

Merchant City Property: Candleriggs Buildings

Merchant City
Ingram Square Flats
Ingram Square Flats photo © Adrian Welch

Merchant City Hotel
Brunswick Hotel
Brunswick Hotel building photo : Keith Hunter

Glasgow in Strathclyde


Italian Centre – Merchant City shops
Italian Centre
photo © Adrian Welch

Buchanan Street
Buchanan St
image by Paul Bock from MSL

Glasgow Property

New Historic Environment Grants Programme
New Historic Environment Grants Programme

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