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St Vincent Plaza reaches practical completion

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April 24 2015

St Vincent Plaza reaches practical completion
Work to build a speculative 170,000sq/ft office block on Glasgow’s St Vincent Street has reached practical completion, two years after construction commenced.

Designed by Keppie on behalf of Abstract Developments the £70m scheme is undergoing an internal fit out and landscaping following completion of the external envelope.

Rising to 11 storeys St Vincent Plaza will include a landscaped terrace connecting to William Street and is intended to undercut rental rates charged by others recently completed grade A office schemes.

Its delivery coincides with that of a number of competing projects, notably 1 West Regent Street and Connect110ns.
LDA Design are overseeing a new pedestrian route down to William Street
LDA Design are overseeing a new pedestrian route down to William Street
Page\Park's Scottish Power HQ will ultimately dwarf the scheme
Page\Park's Scottish Power HQ will ultimately dwarf the scheme

The granite and glass clad block replaces a former gym and car park
The granite and glass clad block replaces a former gym and car park
The new block will be ready for occupation in June
The new block will be ready for occupation in June

5 Comments

RTM
#1 Posted by RTM on 24 Apr 2015 at 13:41 PM
This truly is a dismal sight when arriving into the city from the southside.
George
#2 Posted by George on 24 Apr 2015 at 15:16 PM
It looks great on St Vincent Street which nobody is going to see when that is obscured by the Scottish Power building. However it looks cheap and terrible when crossing the Kingston Bridge which only around 100,000 people per day cross.
Can someone give me a hand to spin the building round?
town planner
#3 Posted by town planner on 24 Apr 2015 at 18:49 PM
Can we agree this will be the last building in Scotland to feature the grey cladding first spotted in Quartermile? Thanks
Billy
#4 Posted by Billy on 24 Apr 2015 at 18:59 PM
London gets the gherkin and other interesting looking buidings. Think we get the rejects. This is prime site. First impression of Glasgow for people arriving from the airport. The Scottish power is dreadful too. You would think any company would want to have a stunning, dynamic building to promote itself rather than a cheap looking box. Demolish it all and start again. Give us the mini manhattan that was planned. The elphinstone towers proposed development was stunning. We need to be bolder and more fussy about allowing dross like these boring buildings being put up .
James
#5 Posted by James on 27 Apr 2015 at 12:45 PM
Not too sure if using the op-artist Victor Vasarely as the cladding consultant was such a good idea at this location, adjacent to a busy motorway bridge.

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