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Glasgow office refurbishment moves ahead

July 7 2016

Glasgow office refurbishment moves ahead
An extensive refurbishment of Glasgow’s Highlander House is to move ahead with a full internal strip out and recladding overseen by Cooper Cromar on behalf of Sandy Holdings.

This will see the roof renewed and lower levels re-clad in stone with a new roof terrace added at second floor level.  This will dovetail with a refurbishment of reception areas, the creation of basement shower and changing facilities and upgraded services.

The work by McLaughlin & Harvey will provide 40,000sq/ft of category A office space within the eight storey Waterloo Street block.

An adjacent property is subject to an ambitious tower-led redevelopment plan by Whiteburn which could move on-site next year.


#1 Posted by E=mc2 on 7 Jul 2016 at 13:21 PM
Really underwhelming and hardly newsworthy. Missed opportunity to reinstate the building line by extending the building out to the street creating more floorspace.
#2 Posted by monkey9000 on 7 Jul 2016 at 16:08 PM
#1 I don't think "reinstating" the building line would be the correct approach for this site in consideration of the tower element to the adjoining property.
#3 Posted by Terra on 7 Jul 2016 at 20:35 PM
Spot on #2.
I like it, simple effective better than current, etc. You'd like them to try something a bit more original but, in terms of pallete, materials, etc. It's fine., imo.
Town Planner
#4 Posted by Town Planner on 8 Jul 2016 at 21:59 PM
Agree with #1 to an extent. Box-like lower front doesn't look great, a curve from street level to top would have better "reinstated the building line", and also preserved view of tower in adjacent property.
#5 Posted by E=mc2 on 18 Jul 2016 at 16:41 PM
#2 So its okay at ground and first floor levels to maintain the building line but not on the upper floors???? err....

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