Speculative Glasgow office block goes in for planning
January 20 2014speculative £17.5m office block at 20 Cadogan Street, Glasgow, offering sq/ft of grade A accommodation designed by Cooper Cromar and Woolgar Hunter.
Adopting a vertical ‘supergrid’ façade of curtain wall glazing and white masonry panels the scheme would replace two existing disused office buildings with a single block which have been deemed unsuitable for re-use.
In their design statement Cooper Cromar said: “The proposed development adopts a restrained contemporary architectural approach and will therefore provide a new sense of scale, order and rigour in this specific urban context.
“The proposed supergrid architectural form results in a built form with a legible base, middle and upper floor treatment. The two storey base provides a strong urban streetscape. This two storey module is then continued over the upper floors of the building to provide a sense of scale. The elevational treatment to the top two floors intensifies to provide a distinct top to the building.”
The 'obsolete' blue glass office block is a copy of a a copy of a block on Lower Thames Street, London
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