Main Glasgow workplace block to get new fitness center and terraces underneath refurbishment

A serious Glasgow city centre workplace block is to be refurbished and prolonged after planning approval was secured.

The constructing at 150 St Vincent Avenue, constructed in 1976 as the previous Scottish Amicable Life Assurance Society HQ, is ready to bear renovation, with an additional 4 tales added.

A fitness center, yoga areas, bike storage, showers and out of doors terraces will probably be supplied as a part of the event. Actual property fund Clearbell Property Companions, the agency behind the scheme, is promising a sustainable improvement.

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Renovating the block, which is presently workplaces with a restaurant at floor degree, will improve the floorspace from 69,000 sq ft to 151,000 sq ft. Plans submitted to the council describe the challenge as a “full again to border refurbishment”.

It is going to embody a programme of demolition and extension and the builders have mentioned the scheme will ship “one of many metropolis’s first sustainable retrofit initiatives and is being designed to web zero carbon development and operational requirements”.

The new development will include a gym, yoga areas, bike storage, showers and outdoor terraces
The brand new improvement will embody a fitness center, yoga areas, bike storage, showers and out of doors terraces

“This proposed improvement presents a chance to deal with the growing demand for Grade A business workplace lodging with Glasgow metropolis centre whereas retaining and retrofitting the prevailing workplace constructing,” the plans said.

A brand new function entrance and floor flooring business items are deliberate to “create exercise and profit the broader metropolis”. The workplace constructing, subsequent to the A-listed ‘Hatrack’ constructing, will probably be “a horny enchancment to the central enterprise district and Blythswood space”, the plans added.

When Clearbell took over the constructing, Nick Berry, a companion at Clearbell Capital, mentioned: “As we now have seen for the reason that finish of lockdown, high quality workspace in the correct areas proceed to draw tenants and to generate good rental revenue.

“Glasgow has lengthy been a centre for enterprise and is bouncing again from the influence of the pandemic. With the renewed impetus of COP26, stress on landlords is ramping as much as ship greener buildings than ever earlier than.

“We’re in search of to create one among Glasgow’s most sustainable workplace areas and to create a office for the occupiers of the long run.”


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