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September 4 2017

Former whisky HQ in line for £5.6m makeover
A former whisky headquarters in Glasgow is to be rebranded as ‘310’ as part of a comprehensive remodel designed to secure new tenants.

Clark Contracts,Woolgar Hunter and Cooper Cromar have been appointed to carry out the £5.6m re-fit of the former Whyte & Mackay building at 310 St Vincent Street by Praxis Real Estate Management with completion expected following a 26-week construction programme.

This will see all 10 floors gutted together with a remodeling of the atrium and reception space to create 70,000sq/ft of grade A office space; including new air conditioning, LED lighting, feature glass elevators and a series of balconies and terraces on the upper floors.

Key features will include a new double-height reception space, a perforated metal tile suspended ceiling and four high speed lifts.

The overhaul has been commissioned to allow the office block to keep pace with new neighbours at Scottish Power and St Vincent Plaza.

A double height reception and new streetfront cafe are also planned
A double height reception and new streetfront cafe are also planned
New roof terraces will be incorporated on floors 5, 6 and 7
New roof terraces will be incorporated on floors 5, 6 and 7

8 Comments

Dario G
#1 Posted by Dario G on 4 Sep 2017 at 14:01 PM
Does putting the building's actual street number above the door constitute a rebranding? imaginative.
E=mc2
#2 Posted by E=mc2 on 4 Sep 2017 at 23:21 PM
A single window at first floor level on Elmbank Street was of clear glass to allow the alcohol spirit samples to be viewed and taste tested under normal daylight conditions, rather than through tinted glass. True story.
Billy
#3 Posted by Billy on 5 Sep 2017 at 08:14 AM
Now if I was trying to upstage the Scottish Power building which would not be difficult I would be building something new and twice the height.Glasgow has to break away for a reluctance to go high. We do not have a castle to make our skyline interesting and with most of the high rises being replaced with low rises we are in danger of giving our city one of the most boring skylines of any city in Europe. Will soon have the skyline of a large town rather than a 21st century city. What happened to the promises of a mini Manhattan ? The empty land down in the IFD? And the 30 storey plus hotel to the West of the Radisson Argyle St? Or maybe we should just demolish everything over 4 storeys high and build glass boxes throughout the city. Some cities have taller surburbs than we have city centre. This particular building would be more eye catching if they continued the vertical with decreasing floor space to an eventual point piercing the city skyline.
D to the R
#4 Posted by D to the R on 6 Sep 2017 at 23:04 PM
A totally inefficient plan which should be taken down to make way for something of real quality on that corner. Love them or loath them the SPHQ and the Plaza buildings signify a new attitude to high development which Glasgow should be embracing.
QMD
#5 Posted by QMD on 7 Sep 2017 at 09:14 AM
#3 totally agree with you, while our neighbouring city has a strict control over skyline, Glasgow has better opportunity in developing IFSD into a mini Manhattan. But as what I'm aware, there is supply > demand for office space just now in the city. Who is going to occupy those tall office buildings?
E=mc2
#6 Posted by E=mc2 on 7 Sep 2017 at 17:54 PM
Man on RHS in entrance hall shot has a halo ?
RobbieK
#7 Posted by RobbieK on 2 Nov 2017 at 09:06 AM
When we designed the tower back in 1986 the planners insisted in taking 2 floors of the tower. The ambition has always been there, but there are more people than just the architect that influence the building form. A bit of homework might aid some folk and their dribbling.
Oh, and a build cost of £9m.
Billy
#8 Posted by Billy on 2 Nov 2017 at 13:01 PM
That was 31 years ago. A lot has happened since. Liking the proposals for Tradeston.

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