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Capella Building

Capella Building
2010
The Capella Building, handed over to the client on programme at the end of August 2009, is a 12 storey commercial office development with retail / leisure use on the ground floor, and basement parking for cars and bicycles accessible via an existing underground access ramp from Robertson Street.

It is BDP’s final building at Atlantic Quay and marks the completion of BDP’s masterplan for Atlantic Quay which has seen the construction of six Grade-A office buildings designed by the Glasgow studio over the last 15 years.

Atlantic Quay forms the heart of Glasgow’s International Financial Services District (IFSD) and incorporates high quality landscaped public realm works, designed as part of the masterplan, continuing a new east-west pedestrian route through the centre of the gridiron street plan that dates from the 18th century.

The £26m, 12 storey office tower is quadrant shaped on plan in response to a landscaped rotunda generated by the masterplan.

The design of the public realm landscape, and full-wall plaster relief map in reception make reference to the historic importance of Atlantic Quay’s status as the principal dockside connecting Glasgow to the wider world through the tobacco trade that once made the city rich.
PROJECT: Capella Building
LOCATION: 60 York Street, Glasgow
CLIENT: Wilson Bowden Developments Ltd
ARCHITECT: BDP
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Struer Consulting Engineers Ltd
SERVICES ENGINEER: Hulley & Kirkwood
Suppliers:
Main Contractor:  Balfour Beatty Construction

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