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Glasgow’s Skypark strikes out west for latest expansion

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March 7 2016

Glasgow’s Skypark strikes out west for latest expansion
Glasgow’s Skypark business hub is set for further growth following submission of plans by Sheppard Robson for 150,000sq/ft of grade A office space on the site of a disused office building on Finnieston Street.

Skypark 7 will be faced with a sine ‘wave’ like glazed curtain wall system embedded with light green and blue aluminium panels with on-site parking included in land to the west.

In a design statement the architects observed: “The building has a subtle variation between solid to glazed void. This proportion of solid to void on the facades addressing environmental aspects, views and orientation. All elevation façade will have approx. 50 per cent glazing to 50% insulated solid ratio around the building.

“The ratio of more glazing at the corners and upper floors takes advantage of the panoramic view from Skypark 7 in all directions, but particularly due south west.

“A continuity of rhythm and proportion is generated from a 1.5m planning grid and applied throughout the building façade.”

An amenity space to the south will feature concrete benches, trees and grassed landscaping with stainless steel bollards defining the edge between public path and the office environment.

Sheppard Robson has also drawn up plans for the Azure building, a 135,000sq/ft build to the east of the Skypark complex.
An active frontage is prroposed along Finnieston Street
An active frontage is prroposed along Finnieston Street
Glazing has been considered to maximise views and light
Glazing has been considered to maximise views and light

7 Comments

George
#1 Posted by George on 7 Mar 2016 at 13:30 PM
This looks an excellent development and will further improve the burgeoning Finnieston district
Jonas Pedersen
#2 Posted by Jonas Pedersen on 7 Mar 2016 at 19:20 PM
Looks nice. Something would hopefully also be build around the motorday, Royal Infirmery and Cathedral some day.
billy pilgrim
#3 Posted by billy pilgrim on 7 Mar 2016 at 21:59 PM
sensitive render. echoes of late mackintosh' mediterranean rocks? like the form too.
Yaldy
#4 Posted by Yaldy on 8 Mar 2016 at 08:53 AM
#2, is there free land near the cathedral?
Neil
#5 Posted by Neil on 8 Mar 2016 at 11:27 AM
Nice way of articulating what is effectively a curved glazed box. Shame 110 Queen Street didn't attempt anything like this - would have been a far better building.
Jonas Pedersen
#6 Posted by Jonas Pedersen on 9 Mar 2016 at 03:07 AM
# 4 *by The morterway / Cathedral Street / car parks- I talk about that urban mess. Glasgow is such an ugly city today.
Yaldy
#7 Posted by Yaldy on 9 Mar 2016 at 09:18 AM
Thanks #6. Apart from the small car parks, there's not a great deal of land left near to the cathedral. There's certainly a lot of development work under way elsewhere on Cathedral Street. Strathclyde has recently built SIPBS & updated the SBS buildings (with a new gym building soon underway directly across the road), & CGC has the new building almost completed. Closer to town the buildings certainly get uglier, and I see the scaffolding in place now to bring down the old white church. Glasgow is an ugly city, in a beautiful way. The diversity of architecture is messy, but I like it

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