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March 17 2016

14 storey office block set for Glasgow’s Waterloo Street
The latest addition to Glasgow’s office stock could take the form of a 14 storey block offering 100,000sq/ft of accommodation on Waterloo Street, following submission of a planning application by Whiteburn.

The Still would see retention of the existing B-listed building dating from the 1890’s behind which a connecting tower element would be built by Bennetts Associates.

This would entail demolition of an adjoining tenement block however – including the Admiral Bar.

David Kilgour, projects director, Whiteburn, said: “The Still will be a building where innovative new ways of working will harness all the elements of today’s rapidly changing technological and cultural environment.

“We‘re convinced The Still will become a building where professional and creative, firms flourish. There will be a real sense of creative urban energy at The Still.”

Work on site could begin in 2017 for completion by 2019.
An unlisted tenement will make way for a street facing entrance block
An unlisted tenement will make way for a street facing entrance block
letting agents JLL calculate that the current vacancy rate for grade A office space in the city centre is just three per cent
letting agents JLL calculate that the current vacancy rate for grade A office space in the city centre is just three per cent

8 Comments

The Admiral
#1 Posted by The Admiral on 17 Mar 2016 at 12:38 PM
Are you serious….

Demolishing the Admiral Bar, no doubt GCC will just rattle this through. More office space too? I was unaware there was a shortage!
A Local Pleb
#2 Posted by A Local Pleb on 17 Mar 2016 at 13:04 PM
I despair, yet another uninspiring box, combine that with overbearing scale I foresee no meaningful contribution to Glasgow's changing character.
Blondeambition
#3 Posted by Blondeambition on 17 Mar 2016 at 13:40 PM
This actually looks like it has the potential to be a pretty decent building
Presumably the bar can go into the new building?
What’s the material? Looks a bit like Corten? That would look pretty cool.
Yaldy
#4 Posted by Yaldy on 17 Mar 2016 at 15:16 PM
Link to site... http://www.whiteburn.co.uk/portfolio-item/the-still/
Fraser
#5 Posted by Fraser on 17 Mar 2016 at 15:37 PM
I rather like the corroded steal in this context when there is am emphasis on verticality, as opposed to the likes of the proposed briggait extension. It is really rather nice to see the lower portion playing offf with the b listed building. However I'm not sure about the detailed regarding the glazing. Perhaps a similar language to the ground floor and lower portion could be utilised. Much better than most proposals driven through commercialism though.
D to the R
#6 Posted by D to the R on 22 Mar 2016 at 13:29 PM
I can never find cheap un-appealling open plan office space in Glasgow its just .... oh ... no ... wait there is that empty building on St Vincent Street
Doppleganger
#7 Posted by Doppleganger on 4 Apr 2016 at 12:19 PM
@ #1 'The Admiral'

I love (or don't) the way you manage to turn this into a GCC hate-fest-a-thon. Did it ever cross your mind that the council have a myriad of considerations to make? The Admiral may be a nice bar, I'll let you be the judge of that, but the onus is on the developer to make their case.

But meantime by all means proceed with your pre-emptive GCC strike
Sven
#8 Posted by Sven on 6 Apr 2016 at 20:58 PM
I do not see the need in demolishing the Georgian tenement. There is precious few relics of what was Scotland's largest Georgian new towns and the development can easily accomodate facade retention. The scaffolding look just looks juvenile and unsophisticated.

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