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July 14 2017

Scottish Power unveils flagship Glasgow HQ
Scottish Power has flung open the doors to its flagship Glasgow HQ, uniting 1,650 employees scattered across six disparate Central belt sites in one office to foster greater collaboration.

The St Vincent Street building is the largest single-use structure to be built in the city for a quarter of a century and has been designed by Page\Park Architects to serve as a global base for the company’s offshore wind production.

Featuring bespoke curtian walling by Kawneer it provides 20,000sq/m of office space.

Scottish Power chairman Ignacio Galán, commented: “For the first time, we have our expert teams under one roof with a shared purpose to harness low carbon power and deliver digital transformation.

“Glasgow has been our home for over 60 years, and we are very pleased to be committing our long-term future to the City. It has a proud engineering heritage, and just as the city was pivotal to the industrial revolution, we hope that we can help it to play an important role in the digital revolution.”

Completion of the city centre base was initially expected by late 2015.

9 Comments

David
#1 Posted by David on 14 Jul 2017 at 13:07 PM
Such a missed opportunity; Elphinstone Place - https://www.coopercromar.com/projects/02007g-elphinstone-place/ - would have created a landmark for the city, and quite frankly if anyone had the funds to realise it, it probably would have been Scottish Power. Yes, this building has filled a gap site and created a new corporate headquarters, however it looks like any banal structure found in any office development anywhere in the central belt, and they'll probably (hopefully) be looking to replace it in 30 or so years. Not a suitable intervention for a key site in the centre of the country's largest city, seen by hundreds of thousands of people every day.
Charlie_
#2 Posted by Charlie_ on 14 Jul 2017 at 13:13 PM
Wittily riffing on their corporate identity by housing themselves in a giant, ugly central heating radiator. What a let down.
James Hepburn
#3 Posted by James Hepburn on 14 Jul 2017 at 14:24 PM
The mediocrity and lack of ambition in this building is only surpassed by their gas and electricity prices.
tara
#4 Posted by tara on 14 Jul 2017 at 14:59 PM
Hello Scottish Power? The 1970s called - they want their building back.
Chris
#5 Posted by Chris on 14 Jul 2017 at 17:28 PM
Hideous, and the rear elevation is even worse. They had the budget for something meaningfull. What happened?
Billy
#6 Posted by Billy on 14 Jul 2017 at 23:01 PM
Hideous. What a horrible way to showcase your business. Looks cheap. Look forward to its demolition. Already overdue. Elphinstone tower was what should have been there. Exciting and new. This dull and so last century. If it didnt look so bad it would be laughable. Scottish power must have hit hard times to move into something so mediocre.,
Ethan Gillies
#7 Posted by Ethan Gillies on 15 Jul 2017 at 01:13 AM
my theory is: it has to look conservative to make it easier to film movies there, looks slightly american, like cloud atlas.
RevMonk
#8 Posted by RevMonk on 15 Jul 2017 at 08:28 AM
#1 David, trust me when I say Elphinstone place would have been awful but as bad as it is this is a far better outcome for that site

#3 very true

#4 Aww come on that's not fair, if it was a 70's building it'd be gray concrete... this is white, totally different ;)
E=mc2
#9 Posted by E=mc2 on 15 Jul 2017 at 09:33 AM
Not forgetting the contribution of others.....

http://www.ortizleon.es/projects/scottish-power

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