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M&G Real Estate take Glasgow grid to new heights

April 19 2018

M&G Real Estate take Glasgow grid to new heights
M&G Real Estate have unwrapped their plans for a £100m office development on Glasgow’s Cadogan Street, now branded as The Grid.

Offering 277,500sq/ft of accommodation over 12 levels the Cooper Cromar and Woolgar Hunter designed project will replace the former Corunna House to create what is being described as Scotland’s ‘healthiest’ office building.

In practice this will see electric car charging ports set up in the basement, on-site cycle storage and spa-style showers and changing rooms and laundry. Occupants will also benefit from south facing terraces, a private double height sky garden and a communal business lounge.

Demolition is scheduled for later this year with occupation expected by late 2021.

William Badger, asset manager at M&G Real Estate, said: “Ways of working are changing fast, and so must the buildings we create. Workspace is one of the key contributors to staff wellbeing, and we are very excited to present our vision to the market. We believe we have created something that is truly special and unique in the Glasgow market.

“With a lack of new Grade A space in the city’s office market, as well as in nearby Edinburgh, we are confident that The Grid will attract strong interest.”

Surrounding public realm will be enhanced with widened pavements, tree planting and seating.
A double-height multi-use reception, café and concierge station will greet arrivals
A double-height multi-use reception, café and concierge station will greet arrivals


Kevin Flynn
#1 Posted by Kevin Flynn on 19 Apr 2018 at 10:37 AM
The Grid. A digital frontier. I tried to picture clusters of information as they moved through the computer. What did they look like? Ships? motorcycles? Were the circuits like freeways? I kept dreaming of a world I thought I'd never see. And then, one day...
I, Robot
#2 Posted by I, Robot on 19 Apr 2018 at 10:52 AM
'There have always been ghosts in the machine. Random segments of code, that have grouped together to form unexpected protocols. Unanticipated, these free radicals engender questions of free will, creativity, and even the nature of what we might call the soul. Why is it that when some robots are left in darkness, they will seek out the light? Why is it that when robots are stored in an empty space, they will group together, rather than stand alone? How do we explain this behavior? Random segments of code? Or is it something more? When does a perceptual schematic become consciousness? When does a difference engine become the search for truth? When does a personality simulation become the bitter mote... of a soul?'
HAL 9000
#3 Posted by HAL 9000 on 19 Apr 2018 at 14:08 PM
I know I've made some very poor decisions recently, but I can give you my complete assurance that my work will be back to normal. I've still got the greatest enthusiasm and confidence in the mission. And I want to help you.
#4 Posted by Nostromo on 19 Apr 2018 at 14:59 PM
The damn company. What about our lives, you son of a bitch?
I repeat, all other priorities are rescinded.
How do we kill it, Ash? There's gotta be a way of killing it. How? How do we do it?
You can't.
That's bullshit.
You still don't understand what you're dealing with, do you? The perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility.
You admire it.
I admire its purity. A survivor... unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality.
Look, I am... I've heard enough of this, and I'm asking you to pull the plug.
Last word.
I can't lie to you about your chances, but... you have my sympathies
#5 Posted by George on 19 Apr 2018 at 16:51 PM
Maybe try a little less coffee chaps....?
I, Robot
#6 Posted by I, Robot on 19 Apr 2018 at 22:49 PM
#5 - Well, at least there are some sentient beings left here who recognise that the debate so far about this article is ideological and not architectural hence the allegedly 'caffeine-influenced' comments which are broadly speaking 'satirical' as nothing is being 'made' architecturally here.

All that is happening is that a state bureaucratic function gets perpetuated, industrialised building components get assembled, and the architects are happy to put together fairly meaningless reports and describe the order the components are built in and good luck to them. Quality assured!

(Oh yes and I almost forgot - some corporate fund or other, with loadsamoney puts up a whack of dosh for it all to happen - beggin yer pardon, sir).

So, if this is what you want the world to be George, you're welcome to it. Or, as best put in the classic words of big Dunc, 'ah'm oot'.

Have a nice day, though :-)
#7 Posted by Borg on 20 Apr 2018 at 00:07 AM
We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile.
Swamp Thing
#8 Posted by Swamp Thing on 20 Apr 2018 at 10:39 AM
Well alright, watch out

Feel, feel, alright
Feel, feel, alright

Well alright, watch out
Well alright, watch out

Time to dig it
Time to dig it
I, Robby
#9 Posted by I, Robby on 23 Apr 2018 at 10:50 AM
Commander Adams: Nice climate you have here. High oxygen content.
Robby the Robot: I seldom use it myself, sir. It promotes rust.
#10 Posted by Terra on 29 May 2018 at 06:28 AM
I like this! better than Corunna house.

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