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Nicola Sturgeon tours Glasgow Odeon redevelopment

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September 9 2013

Nicola Sturgeon tours Glasgow Odeon redevelopment
Deputy first minister Nicola Sturgeon has paid a visit to a landmark commercial development on the site of the auditoriums of the former Odeon cinema, whose foyer has been retained for a separate development, this morning.

The publicity drive is intended to highlight the Scottish Government’s commitment to the £60m project at 1 West Regent Street, which will house 1,600 employees once complete.

It is amongst the first of a new wave of grade A office buildings to rise in the city centre, signifying renewed confidence following a five year lull.

Spread over 10 storeys the 143,000sq/ft Ryder Architecture design is being delivered by Sir Robert McAlpine on behalf of Mountgrange and M&G Real Estate.

Completion is anticipated for the first quarter of 2015.
Up to 200 people will be employed in realising the giant scheme
Up to 200 people will be employed in realising the giant scheme

4 Comments

fins
#1 Posted by fins on 9 Sep 2013 at 13:36 PM
how does this have anything to do with the old odeon, and can the word 'redevelopment' really be used?
kevin toner
#2 Posted by kevin toner on 11 Sep 2013 at 12:42 PM
fins, well spotted. The description should be 'partial redevelopment' as it's quite obvious that part of the former plot is being conserved, not merely the facade as first planned.
fins
#3 Posted by fins on 11 Sep 2013 at 13:37 PM
Kevin, i dont think any part of it is being redeveloped, as i understand and see it, it's just an office development in a gap site (technicalities aside). is the old art deco portion being touched at all? i'd love to be corrected if i'm wrong, but everything suggests that it is getting walled off and left to deteriorate, while a new office block with its back to it is errected. If that's true, it's a dam shame.
kevin toner
#4 Posted by kevin toner on 11 Sep 2013 at 16:19 PM
On the wording: I'm afraid fins that demolition is a facet of redevelopment. The former site has underwent partial demolition and therefore a degree of redevelopment.

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