Glasgow Queen Street to be redeveloped by Buchanan Partnership, a JV between Land Sec and Henderson

Network Rail has selected the Buchanan Partnership - a joint venture between Land Securities and Henderson Global Investors - as its partner on a multi-million pound redevelopment of Glasgow’s run-down Queen Street Station.

The project, which includes installing a dramatic new glass frontage, is expected to run from 2013 until 2015, with some improvements made for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Inside, the concourse will be extended and a new mezzanine level food court will be added above the existing car park, with a new multi-storey car park constructed.

There will be a new atrium link to the Buchanan Galleries shopping centre while there will be a new entrance at Cathedral Street and the Dundas Street and North Hanover Street entrances will be redesigned.

Land Securities head of retail, Lester Hampson, said: “The redevelopment of Glasgow Queen Street Station will create a world-class integrated transport hub and is an important element in progressing our aspiration to enhance and expand the Buchanan Quarter, cementing Glasgow’s position as the top retail and leisure destination outside London.”

David Simpson, Network Rail route managing director for Scotland, added: “Glasgow Queen Street is one of the busiest stations in Scotland handling more than 19 million passengers a year and the proposals announced today will deliver a more modern station with enhanced retail and leisure facilities for those travellers.

“The Buchanan Partnership’s exciting plans for the station will also greatly enhance the appeal of the wider city centre to rail passengers and shoppers alike and this partnership allows Network Rail to redevelop this important station in a cost-effective way and generate additional revenue that we can reinvest in the nation’s railways.”