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George House refurbishment officially launched

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September 21 2012

George House refurbishment officially launched
Property company Redevco has officially launched its George House office refurbishment, introducing 90,000sq/ft of Grade A space overlooking George Square, Glasgow.

Undertaken by Reiach & Hall Architects and Interserve the £6.9m interior fit-out entailed improving common areas, introducing a new lift system and constructing a feature entrance.

One of only a handful of new commercial projects to complete in the city over the past two years it has been awarded a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and an EPC rating of ‘B’.

David Smith, Investment Director of Redevco, commented: “The nine month refurbishment of George House is a significant investment in the property and in Glasgow’s commercial property market.  Essentially, we have stripped the building back to a shell and fitted out to provide contemporary accommodation that is fit for today’s occupier.”

2 Comments

Ecrasez L'infame!
#1 Posted by Ecrasez L'infame! on 25 Sep 2012 at 11:36 AM
Dear God!

So this mindless beige yawn is going to continue loafing on George Square for years to come.

Appalling.
kevin toner
#2 Posted by kevin toner on 25 Sep 2012 at 13:19 PM
The photo reminds me of Tower 185 in Frankfurt, which was completed by Dec 2011, albeit an inverted example of the style. T185’s lower element resembles George House in several ways.

Uncanny! And perhaps collective consciousness at work...! Funny, also how the onset of this renovation coincided with the completion of Tower 185.

I wonder what the RAL colours were for the spandrels. Ingeniously chosen, ergo architected!

1) The lighter one seems to be the colour the stone was prior to cleaning. Maybe there’s a link there; & 2) The darker one in the shade seems apt and ergo reinforces the impression of the gridded facade’s squareness when viewed obliquely.

Here’s a close up for the record, taken during the Olympians homecoming tour:-

http://photos.kevinscotttoner.co.uk/#53.774

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