Scottish Water submit Buchanan Gate plans
December 7 2011
Designed by Reiach & Hall Architects Buchanan Gate will provide 7,290sq/m of office accommodation for 595 staff.
Sporting a deep set façade to reduce solar gain whilst still permitting high levels of daylight the structure extends the practices confident use of brick in a pared down modernist manner, as seen at Dundee House and on Alloa College.
This is enriched through the use of cast stone string courses and bronze anodised aluminium curtain walling whilst a central atrium draws in additional light
In their design statement the practice said: “… we have looked to the gardens of the great country houses as a powerful precedent of how to deliver places of lasting substance and delight in previously wild environments.”
BAM Construction has been appointed as contractor for the project which should move on site in February 2012.
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