HFD Group launches Bothwell Exchange consultation
March 19 2015stalled Bothwell Plaza.
Designed by Michael Laird architects and master planned by Sheppard Robson the scheme wraps around a city block bounded by Waterloo, Pitt, Douglas and Bothwell Streets with a landscaped courtyard at its heart above a function suite with a capacity of up to 1,000 people and car parking.
At a potential occupiers behest the office block has been sited on Waterloo Street. Discussions are ongoing with a number of possible hotel operators on a separate corner block fronting the Douglas/Bothwell Street intersection.
A apart-hotel/residential tower rising to in excess of 20 storeys has been placed on Pitt Street to maintain views south from the Pinnacle building.
A public consultation board read: “The office building will incorporate a high quality glazing façade on three sides and is recessed at ground and first floor level to provide enhanced public realm and to articulate the building’s main entrance.
“The overarching principles employed in the design of the architectural form are simplicity and understated elegance. Adjacent building heights and building lines have been respected and reinforced through the positioning and massing of the proposals. The proportions of the façade work to reinforce the famous Glasgow grid iron pattern on the southern edge of the site at Waterloo Street and create clear strong edges which powerfully define the city block.”
A full planning application for the office element of the project is anticipated by June.
An earlier version of this article previously stated that a pre-let had been agreed for the office component of this scheme. In fact negotiations are still ongoing and the text has been updated to reflect this.
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