A stylish new Platform for Glasgow City Centre socialising

Platform, the events space beneath Glasgow’s iconic Central Station bridge, has added to its offer with the opening of a new split-level lounge bar and restaurant.

The creation of Platform 1 within the larger space – which for many years operated as The Arches – involved the transformation of its Argyle St entrance and offices, to create a ‘comfortable and stylish’ cafe bar which will operate Wednesday to Sunday from 12pm until late.

General manager of Platform, David Carson, said: “We’re always looking to enhance and evolve what we do here at Platform. With Platform 1, we wanted to create a space that goes beyond the typical cafe bar experience.

“We’ve combined comfort with the industrial charm of the iconic building to offer a new sanctuary in the city that respects the past but is firmly focused on creating new memories for our guests.

“It’s an exciting new addition to our multifaceted original restaurant, bar and events space and we can’t wait to welcome guests from November 16th.”

The refurbishment features a contemporary mezzanine and a striking brass and gold gantry bar with forest green designed to ‘anchor the space’ as guests enter.

Chesterfield sofas and button backed leather armchairs provide a chic background against ambient warm lighting, spacious booths and high seating to create a new, unique meeting place for drinks, food and live entertainment ahead of the festive season.