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Net zero Glasgow office refurbishment welcomes first tenant

July 26 2022

Net zero Glasgow office refurbishment welcomes first tenant

Moves to prioritise refurbishment over new build have born fruit at one Glasgow office development with the signing of its first tenant.

Billed as the first refurbished office building in the city to meet net zero carbon standards, The Ink Building incorporates a raft of green features including rooftop solar panels, basement electric vehicle charging places and cycle racks.

Renovated by Ambassador and Stallan-Brand Architects to achieve an overall EPC 'A' rating the refurbishment of 24 Douglas Street includes the provision of showers, a drying room and cycle racks for all occupiers.

David Cobban, head of Savills Glasgow office said: “With diminishing new office developments in Glasgow in the short-term, and a growing desire to repurpose older office buildings to meet demand and ESG (environmental, social and governance) ambitions, The Ink Building provides a solution for those businesses looking to improve their ESG performance and work towards a lower carbon footprint.”

Renovations saw the eight-floor building stripped to its core before the application of black mineral paint, new curtain walling and services. 


#1 Posted by Billy on 26 Jul 2022 at 20:09 PM
What an ugly building. What is wrong with Glasgow? Save ugly dated looking buildings and let buildings of character go to ruin. This building is fit for demolishing. Looks like an 80s build and this is 2020.
#2 Posted by Automat on 27 Jul 2022 at 10:34 AM
#1 It is an 80s building that has been refurbished
#3 Posted by Rob on 27 Jul 2022 at 18:53 PM
Surely the whole point is we reuse and refurbish.
It’s the throw away culture that has got us into this mess.
#4 Posted by Luther on 28 Jul 2022 at 15:15 PM
This is good to see, however citing cycle racks and EV charging points as evidence of net zero credentials is pushing it. Instead, sustainability aspects such water and space heating, water use efficiency, ventilation, natural lighting and adaptability would have a more direct impact on net zero targets. Perhaps these are addressed as part of the refurb, but the commentary doesn't refer to it.
erik archer
#5 Posted by erik archer on 1 Aug 2022 at 10:53 AM
Luther-well done-ditto

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