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January 27 2009

Clarion in top form
Clarion, a 10 storey, 75,000sq ft office development in Glasgow city centre has topped out in a special ceremony, offering prospective tenants a taste of the high life.

The customary ritual is conducted to celebrate attainment of a builds highest point, a symbolic statement of progression for developer BAM Properties and architect 3DReid.

Presently naked, Clarion is slowly being clothed in glass curtain walling affixed to a skeletal core. The resultant product has already been afforded a BREEAM “Excellent” award in an environmental assessment.

Michael Smart, BAM Properties’ Development Director, said, ‘Everybody understands the commercial property market is currently difficult, but while we are realistic about that, we’ve had more interest from prospective occupiers than we could reasonably have expected and we’re cautiously optimistic that in Glasgow there is still some life in the market.’

Graeme Feechan, Divisional Director at 3DReid, the architects for Clarion, says of the design: ‘We have sought to create a solution that delivers high quality and flexible office space, while incorporating plenty of natural light to help meet BAM’s sustainability aspirations.’
 
The landmark development stands tall on the corner of Wellington and Cadogan Streets, replacing a dated 25,000 sq ft, pre-fabricated concrete office block from the early 1970s.  Jones Lang LaSalle and Ryden are the joint letting agents.  

Completion is anticipated for the third quarter of 2009.
Clarion in top form

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