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January 13 2020

New lease of life for Glasgow college tower

The former College of Building and Printing in Glasgow is to begin a new lease of life as grade A office space in a joint venture between Osborne + Co and Scotsbridge Holdings.

The B-listed Metropolitan Tower will be subject to a full ‘defurbishment’ at the hands of Cooper Cromar architects to provide accommodation for 1,200 office workers in conjunction with up to 30,000sq/ft of retail, leisure and food & drink outlets within a co-working market hall.

In a statement Osborne & Co wrote: “A complete ‘defurbish’ of the space will transform Met Tower, creating a cultural-economic hub that can accommodate up to 1,200 employees, connecting work, life and play in the heart of the city, boosting the economy , bringing a major part of the city skyline back to life and creating an icon.”

In 2014 vinyl film was applied to the exterior of windows across seven floors of the building carrying ‘People Make Glasgow’ branding. Initially intended to remain in-situ for two months it currently remains in place.

Facades will be cleaned and repaired
Facades will be cleaned and repaired
Interiors will be stripped back to reveal the strcuture of the city centre landmark
Interiors will be stripped back to reveal the strcuture of the city centre landmark

2 Comments

Callum Martin
#1 Posted by Callum Martin on 14 Jan 2020 at 14:24 PM
Great to see this finally getting some use after being sat vacant for a number of years. Will be a shame to see the "People Make Glasgow" go but its better than an empty concrete slab.
Randy
#2 Posted by Randy on 16 Jan 2020 at 10:16 AM
"Defurbish"

Shut, up.

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