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Scottish Water's Stepps HQ is formally unveiled

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September 10 2013

Scottish Water's Stepps HQ is formally unveiled
Scottish Water’s new national operations centre, known as 'Scottish Water The Bridge', has been formally completed following an 18 month build programme by contractor BAM.

Located in Stepps, a commuter town on the outskirts of Glasgow, the 6,400m2 building has been designed by Reiach & Hall with Turner & Townsend serving as project managers.

It houses 600 staff in total alongside control and data centres behind a deep set façade which reduces solar gain whilst also permitting daylight penetration.

A simple palette of blonde brick and glazing is enriched through use of cast stone string courses and bronze anodised aluminium curtain walling.

Commenting on the project Turner & Townsend Associate Director, Jane Eckersall, said: “This has been a large-scale project for Scottish Water and it is rewarding to see it completed successfully. Turner & Townsend has a wealth of experience working with Scottish Infrastructure clients on projects, such as at Scottish Power’s Glasgow Headquarters, and it is wonderful to add this to our list of successes.”
Reiach & Hall looked at the gardens of great country houses to inform their design
Reiach & Hall looked at the gardens of great country houses to inform their design
The scheme has been built on the site of a former bus depot
The scheme has been built on the site of a former bus depot

The three storey building benefits from close motorway links
The three storey building benefits from close motorway links
The £15m development forms part of the Buchanan Gate business park
The £15m development forms part of the Buchanan Gate business park

5 Comments

designer
#1 Posted by designer on 10 Sep 2013 at 13:06 PM
dundee house has been cut in half
David
#2 Posted by David on 11 Sep 2013 at 10:02 AM
Dare I say it, on the face of it one of Scotland's finest buildings for the last 30 years.

Expect this to pick up an award or 3.
Chris
#3 Posted by Chris on 11 Sep 2013 at 16:01 PM
Great building, but there's absolutely no reason why it couldn't have been located closer to the city centre.
Sue
#4 Posted by Sue on 11 Sep 2013 at 17:13 PM
who did the landscaping? what GI elements does it contain?
Jack
#5 Posted by Jack on 11 Sep 2013 at 20:30 PM
Rankin Fraser

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