Construction gets underway on Odeon redevelopment
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August 19 2013Glasgow’s former Odeon cinema following the demolition of its auditoriums.
Sir Robert McAlpine are now on site as design and build contractor on behalf of developers Mountgrange and M&G Real Estate, delivering 143,000sq/ft of grade A office and retail space by the first quarter of 2015.
Situated immediately behind the retained art deco entrance block the gmaRyder designed build will include a double height ground floor level and 40 space car park below and is expected to achieve an EPC ‘A’ and BREEAM ‘Very Good’ ratings.
Alison Taylor, director at property advisers GVA, said: “1 West Regent Street is a key development for Glasgow, not just in the high quality space and flexibility it offers, but also for its excellent sustainability, design credentials and public transport links. It benefits from an enviable location which is not only in the Central Business District but is also next to Glasgow’s most popular retail zone.
“The predicted shortage of Grade A space in Glasgow and lack of new development is encouraging occupiers with requirements to consider pre-letting opportunities.”
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