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January 26 2021

Barclays draw from history ahead of Glasgow campus unveil

Barclays has taken inspiration from Glasgow's rich mercantile history to put its new city campus streets ahead of the recent past.

Establishing the riverfront complex as more than just an office park five individual buildings will be named in honour of the history of the area. Clyde Place House, Tradescroft, Windmillcroft, Wellcroft and Grays Hill will all frame a new public space focussed on Clyde Place Square, an open space reserved for community and events use.

Council leader Susan Aitken said: “Glasgow cherishes its heritage. We live with it in our everyday lives. The street and building names of Barclays’ Glasgow Campus have been chosen well, reflecting Tradeston’s role in our history and development. We can all look forward to the campus contributing to Glasgow’s economic renewal, and becoming a symbol of the regeneration of both Tradeston and the ongoing return of life to the Clyde."

Scheduled to open later this year the Barclays campus will deliver over 500,000sq/ft of office space designed by Stallan-Brand and Halliday Fraser Munro.

New public spaces will work with the established city grid
New public spaces will work with the established city grid

3 Comments

Sue Pearman
#1 Posted by Sue Pearman on 27 Jan 2021 at 13:29 PM
To me it resembles a giant collage of huge sample facades. Not altogether ugly but maybe lacking coherence and integrity?
Abi Gale
#2 Posted by Abi Gale on 27 Jan 2021 at 15:55 PM
It does seem a little top heavy. There's a lot going on in those facades.
Pleasantfield
#3 Posted by Pleasantfield on 28 Jan 2021 at 12:27 PM
Good luck to the people in the inverted corner building. I doubt they will ever see the sun....or even daylight

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