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September 9 2011

Goodman extend Central Quay land bank
Property group Goodman have purchased the landmark Bilsaland Bakery building in Glasgow as they progress plans to build 500,000sq/ft of grade A office space on a nine acre city centre site.

Keppie Design have been tasked with moving away from the business park aesthetic of a prior Auckett Fitzroy Robinson scheme in order to better engage the street with a more urban solution.

Speaking to Urban Realm last year Keppie director Richard MacDonald said: “The (previous) scheme was centred on a platform a couple of metres above street level with an undercroft car park engineered below - but to cut costs we’ve created a halfway house where there are certain open areas within the deck.”

Construction is unlikely to commence in the absence of a pre-let.
A landscaped podium hides undercroft parking - partially exposed to reduce the need for mechanical ventilation
A landscaped podium hides undercroft parking - partially exposed to reduce the need for mechanical ventilation
In a sign of confidence Goodman have decided to incorporate Bilsland Bakery into their plans
In a sign of confidence Goodman have decided to incorporate Bilsland Bakery into their plans

9 Comments

Barry
#1 Posted by Barry on 10 Sep 2011 at 18:45 PM
Urban Realm says: "Keppie Design have been tasked with moving away from the business park aesthetic..."

lol. Really?

I think these buildings are frankly a disgrace for a premium site in Glasgow. No ambition whatsoever.
JR
#2 Posted by JR on 12 Sep 2011 at 13:51 PM
Looks like son of 'Maxim' at Eurocentral....!
That was a success! ...NOT!

Same guy from Auckett, now at Keppie, who was behind Maxim is responsible this.

No surprise at the outcome then!
Should have gone to Specsavers.....
Kevin Steele
#3 Posted by Kevin Steele on 12 Sep 2011 at 14:04 PM
The idea of having offices with a car park in an undercroft below is scarily similar to the Anderston Centre just a few blocks away. Do architects ever learn from 1960s cock-ups??
Alan Dunlop
#4 Posted by Alan Dunlop on 12 Sep 2011 at 14:13 PM
Relax chaps:

"Construction is unlikely to commence in the absence of a pre-let"

D to the R
#5 Posted by D to the R on 12 Sep 2011 at 15:56 PM
Guys....come on .... the model looks good .... the blocks are arranged around some pretty convincing green space(?!) - and there are a couple of wibbly wobbly buildings on there too .... could they have done much more ???!!
R10HKY
#6 Posted by R10HKY on 13 Sep 2011 at 17:09 PM
mmm mr dunlop many of your schemes wont ever be built either matey
Alan Dunlop
#7 Posted by Alan Dunlop on 14 Sep 2011 at 09:42 AM
hahaha, true R10 and probably for the best, should have stuck with ladies hairdressing.
Rolf Harris
#8 Posted by Rolf Harris on 14 Sep 2011 at 13:26 PM
Dunlop, you spend a lot of time on here defending yourself - get back to the cartoons.

Meanwhile the rest of us will get on with reality.
Alan Dunlop
#9 Posted by Alan Dunlop on 14 Sep 2011 at 15:24 PM
I've always admired your work, Rolf.

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