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March 27 2012

Bridgeton office scheme nears completion
Cooper Cromar’s Eastgate office development, Glasgow’s largest under construction new build office development, has reached external completion.

The £9.7m scheme to bring 65,000sq/ft of space to the Bridgeton Business Park, has been commissioned by Clyde Gateway and will soon welcome a 500 strong contingent from Safer Glasgow, a Glasgow City Council initiative to promote community safety through CCTV and antisocial behaviour measures.

Intended to recreate an urban frontage along the largely demolished London Road, a key route to the Commonwealth games Arena, the scheme is clad in red sandstone and adopts a four storey form, reflecting the traditional Glasgow tenements which once proliferated.

Construction work has been carried out by the Dawn Group.


A feature atrium is intended to foster an open aspect toward London Road
A feature atrium is intended to foster an open aspect toward London Road
New lighting and paving has been installed in the immediate public realm
New lighting and paving has been installed in the immediate public realm

The local fauna
The local fauna

6 Comments

The Lorne Ranger
#1 Posted by The Lorne Ranger on 27 Mar 2012 at 12:49 PM
Re: 'The local fauna'

Ah...a lardfly.
E=mc2
#2 Posted by E=mc2 on 27 Mar 2012 at 14:14 PM
So 4 stories makes in (tene)mental? Another really average scheme. These guys have a very poor hit rate considering the amount of stuff they 'throw up'
Graeme
#3 Posted by Graeme on 27 Mar 2012 at 19:54 PM
The blocks either end are inoffensive enough, but they seem to have lost their way somewhat in the middle- I can image the discussion..."Yeah ok, but it's not jazzy enough...and only one material....what are you thinking?!- chuck in some louvres that'll do it...."
Graeme
#4 Posted by Graeme on 27 Mar 2012 at 19:58 PM
....or I am selling them short- is it really a clever critique of privacy and surveillance in society...oversized pomo venetian blinds representing 'big brother' watching over us all....?
Dan
#5 Posted by Dan on 27 Mar 2012 at 20:20 PM
2...You could sat that also about page and park, very poor hit rate considering the number of projects.
David
#6 Posted by David on 28 Mar 2012 at 11:08 AM
...does that mean that every 4 storey building ever built 'reflects the traditional Glasgow tenements'?...tenuous link to say the least.

It's positive that its actually using natural stone, and that its helping revitalise what will hopefully become a re-born urban corridor, however I'm struggling to find any more positives.

Obviously the same in-house architect that designed Aurora too, which was equally uninspiring.

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