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Gasworks clean-up powers Dalmarnock creative industry

August 1 2023

Gasworks clean-up powers Dalmarnock creative industry

A former gas purification plant in Dalmarnock has been reimagined as 30,000sq/ft of office space in the latest regeneration project for the area to be delivered by Clyde Gateway.

The Victorian industrial survivor lives on as a gleaming creative business hub by offering flexible office space and studio accommodation within a double-barrelled 1843 brick structure dating to 1843.

Delivered by Clark Contracts to designs by Inch Architecture and Sheppard Robson EastWorks preserves period cast iron and brickwork while introducing modern facilities and conveniences such as electric vehicle charging points and connections to a district heating network.

Stacey Phillips, Partner at Sheppard Robson said: “The gas purifier shed was a joy to work with and – with its openness and expansive volumes –naturally lent itself to be reimagined as a vibrant, contemporary workplace. We felt a responsibility to not only judiciously repair the wonderful original building but also to use modern, strident design interventions to clearly articulate the future possibilities of the building.”

The £9m project has been accredited with an EPC 'A' rating. 

Artists and creatives are invited to make their home in Dalmarnock
Artists and creatives are invited to make their home in Dalmarnock
The hardwearing slice of Victorian industry has been given a modern makeover
The hardwearing slice of Victorian industry has been given a modern makeover


W Spence
#1 Posted by W Spence on 1 Aug 2023 at 14:17 PM
I feel that this article doesn't do the design nor the building justice.

Only a few years ago this building was sitting open to the elements, deteriorating and scheduled for demolition, yet through the investment of CGDL and their funders, and the vision of Inch SR the impact to the site has been transformative.

We now have a building that gives the building purpose signifying commercial activity in the regenerated French Street area and activating the previously hard and hostile Dora Street. As an engineering feat the building hosts a new structure formed within the shell of the former purifier creating mezzanine space across the expansive footprint and supporting the vast curtain walling infill.

Crucially the building is also the first in South Dalmarnock to be connected to Scottish Water Horizon's district heating network setting the tone for future development and another great example of applying modern retrofit principles to our city's Victorian era buildings.

Well done to CGDL and their team.
James Hepburn
#2 Posted by James Hepburn on 1 Aug 2023 at 14:49 PM
Absolutely bloody marvellous! There have been so many buildings pulled down by the council that could have been re-purposed with a little imagination. You wonder what their incentive for not doing so was? This looks great though.
Georwell 84
#3 Posted by Georwell 84 on 1 Aug 2023 at 18:16 PM
Hope this spurs a rebuild of the Glengarry neighbourhood. But please no little low density houses!

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