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October 7 2020

Rental demand prompts Glasgow office conversion

A disused office block in Glasgow city centre is to be repurposed as 92 flats for private rent under new plans filed by Mosaic Architecture + Design on behalf of Calmont Group.

Dalian House, which has lain vacant since 2010, will be comprehensively remodelled internally with facades benefitting from replacement glazing.

Mosaic director Stephen Mallon said: “Lending the building a new lease of life, activity and sustainable future is as important as any new build design with which we are involved.

“Within the context of Covid-19, we considered it vital that this design can be viewed as addressing some of the issues that will be important in the foreseeable future: bringing people back to live in the city centre; adding to the 24-hour city centre culture and economy and providing opportunities through shared communal facilities for home and co-working in addition to break out and leisure facilities in a safe, managed building."

External landscaping will be delivered in partnership with LDA Design to improve the St Vincent Street frontage and a former car park to the rear by introducing a patio, play space and a shared residents greenhouse. 

New planters will be installed along St Vincent Street to soften the urban edge
New planters will be installed along St Vincent Street to soften the urban edge

4 Comments

Robin B's Discount
#1 Posted by Robin B's Discount on 7 Oct 2020 at 13:36 PM
Thats a shame. Was hoping that prominent site would be redeveloped to something more fitting with the location.
jimbob tanktop
#2 Posted by jimbob tanktop on 7 Oct 2020 at 14:59 PM
I have to disagree, #1. For a building that's lain empty for a decade this seems good news.
Robin B's Discount
#3 Posted by Robin B's Discount on 8 Oct 2020 at 10:16 AM
Whilst good news something is happening with empty building, it would have been better if it was demolished and replaced with a more appropriate gateway building.
Gandalf the Pink
#4 Posted by Gandalf the Pink on 8 Oct 2020 at 22:01 PM
#3 that's sustainable...

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