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December 5 2019

100,000sq/ft office block to complete Glasgow's Renfield Street

Cooper Cromar, acting on behalf of MRP, have brought forward fresh plans for a major office development on Glasgow’s Renfield Street.

Broadway 2 will rise alongside a 300-bed hotel which is scheduled for completion in 2021 and lies just outwith the central conservation area, constituting the last remaining portion of the urban block to be developed.

Delivering over 100,000sq/ft of grade ‘A’ floorspace the latest plan for the site accommodates a ground floor co-working space and a tenth-floor private roof terrace behind a glazed curtain wall.

Outlining the principles behind the design solution the architects wrote: “A simple and elegant contemporary projecting tower façade aesthetic is proposed.

“The mass of the building is broken down by splitting it into two projecting towers and introducing horizontal louvre elements, which help to separate and identify the building within its compact surroundings.”

A stepped ground floor allows a more generous public realm to be created, enhancing the pedestrian link between Renfield Street and Cowcadden Road.

A courtyard seating area will be created in front of the main entrance
A courtyard seating area will be created in front of the main entrance
Public realm will be enhanced as part of the proposals
Public realm will be enhanced as part of the proposals

10 Comments

Love/Hate
#1 Posted by Love/Hate on 5 Dec 2019 at 10:53 AM
Kind of hate it, but yet, kind of love it.
Ross Nolan
#2 Posted by Ross Nolan on 5 Dec 2019 at 11:41 AM
The two newsagents across from the cinema are going to be swamped haha
Graeme McCormick
#3 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 5 Dec 2019 at 11:53 AM
Hope the glass hides the rubbish folk hide down the sides of their desks
James Hepburn
#4 Posted by James Hepburn on 5 Dec 2019 at 12:17 PM
Cooper Cromar have brought us some of the most mundane buildings in Glasgow. It seems to be their speciality.
Pleasantfield
#5 Posted by Pleasantfield on 5 Dec 2019 at 12:30 PM
Agree with James CC have brought mundanity to a new level. I have not seen a single office block in the last 15-20 years which in the future will excite HES to list.
Charlie_
#6 Posted by Charlie_ on 5 Dec 2019 at 13:01 PM
Cooper & Cromar - as unremittingly grey as Glesga skies.
Ayn Rand
#7 Posted by Ayn Rand on 5 Dec 2019 at 13:23 PM
Umpteenth iteration. Stack em high developers money money money enabled by the dead hand of architects whose title owes nothing to what they actually do, which is in reality, to enable the sterilising of this city. Why can't the money men just invest offshore or in hedge funds like most of them do? Otherwise, what's the point? Is there any real meaning to this activity other than just the making of more money for faceless funders already with more than enough? Oh sure the serfs will get a piece of the action for a few years blah blah woohoo. Bankrupt in every way. Away n raffle yersels. Ther.
Rich Uncle Pennbags
#8 Posted by Rich Uncle Pennbags on 5 Dec 2019 at 21:43 PM
#7 er...better check your pension investments as it's these schemes that they invest in to make you money. oops.
IndyNoo
#9 Posted by IndyNoo on 7 Dec 2019 at 09:58 AM
Another vainglorious, awful attempt at architecture in Glasgow. CC ruined the western part of Union Street in Aberdeen and it seems now that they have been entrusted to drop a huge, steaming turgid monstrosity on Glasgow again. Where is the user on this site claiming all investment is good? Perhaps they should wake up to the reality of this banal dross.
Billy
#10 Posted by Billy on 9 Dec 2019 at 10:11 AM
I wonder how many of the new buildings built in the last 10 years in Glasgow have listed status? Don’t think this a contender. It fills a gap I suppose.

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