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West Dunbartonshire Council seek planning for new office space

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August 11 2015

West Dunbartonshire Council seek planning for new office space
West Dunbartonshire Council has applied for planning permission for the construction of Keppie-designed council offices on the site of the A-listed Academy Building within Dumbarton town centre.

Delivered by hub West Scotland and main contractor Lend Lease the £14.6m project will deliver 5.455sq/m of floor space including meeting rooms and civic facilities behind the retained façade of the William Lieper design.

This will form the main entrance and reception space connecting to the new element of the project behind, a rational brick extension designed to blend in with the blonde sandstone.

Richard MacDonald, commercial director at Keppie said, “Our aim has been to respect the architectural significance of the original building, to repair its façade and to see it become part of a modern, flexible workplace. We want to preserve its civic nature by housing the community operations within its envelope, keeping the new office floor plates efficient, flexible and well lit, to the rear of the site.”

Officials hope the project will help revitalise the High Street by drawing increased custom and footfall via an area of enhanced public realm on Church Street; including a terraced landscaped amenity space.
It is hoped the project will help to revitalise Dumbarton town centre
It is hoped the project will help to revitalise Dumbarton town centre
Open plan offices wrap around a central atrium
Open plan offices wrap around a central atrium

9 Comments

Anna Mary
#1 Posted by Anna Mary on 11 Aug 2015 at 15:14 PM
This looks fantastic! So impressed with the visualisations and quality of design. Really hope it gets through the committee. Dumbarton really deserves something like this.
Roddy
#2 Posted by Roddy on 11 Aug 2015 at 15:49 PM
Well done Keppie
This is class
Jamie
#3 Posted by Jamie on 11 Aug 2015 at 16:15 PM
Keppie on a winning streak
Charlie_
#4 Posted by Charlie_ on 11 Aug 2015 at 16:27 PM
Looks fabulous.
A
#5 Posted by A on 12 Aug 2015 at 10:50 AM
Don't know what's going on at Keppie lately but whatever it is, keep it up. Looks great.
John
#6 Posted by John on 12 Aug 2015 at 11:49 AM
Must be something in their cakes #5
Number 8
#7 Posted by Number 8 on 12 Aug 2015 at 13:26 PM
Agree with most comments however has anyone else noticed that Scottish Waters HQ Stepps has been teleported as the rear extension
Paul
#8 Posted by Paul on 12 Aug 2015 at 14:58 PM
Great images.

In other news, R+H are to start copying Keppie Design's work.
D to the R
#9 Posted by D to the R on 27 Aug 2015 at 13:51 PM
Nord ... Cough ..... R+H ...... Cough Cough ...... Copy ... Cough

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