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Atrium and roof terraces to rejuvenate a tired Glasgow office block

October 7 2021

Atrium and roof terraces to rejuvenate a tired Glasgow office block

A listed Glasgow city-centre office building that has lain vacant since 2017 is to be redeveloped, placing a light-filled active atrium at its heart.

Orion Capital Managers is working with Mosaic Architecture + Design and 10 Design to create refurbished office space at 50 Bothwell Street, earmarking the ground floor for retail, a cafe and a business hub.

As well as refurbishing existing space additional accommodation will be provided by fashioning the fifth and sixth floors within the roof into open plan floorplates with access to landscaped roof terraces at a cost of £35m.

Stephen Mallon, Director of Mosaic, commented: “The design of the roofscape within the volume of the existing roof should be transformative in terms of the quality of space provided. Allied to the new atrium, this will provide lots of natural light and a vastly improved office floorplate, a true example of sustainable development."

Gordon Affleck, Design Partner of 10 Design, adds: “As a refurbishment, it is not a typical project for our studio, but after working successfully with Orion on the New Town Quarter development in Edinburgh, we were delighted to be invited to transfer the ethos of wellbeing with the context of an existing building of such character.

“We aim to provide a series of internal and external amenity spaces that include a series of rebated terraces within the original roof volume that allows users to interact with the character of the listed stone façade while flooding the floorplates with natural light.”

The project team includes Ryden, Woolgar Hunter, Hollis and Atelier 10 with the new-look office space set to be ready for occupation by the end of 2022. 

The B-listed block was last refurbished in 2010 by Ark Architecture.

A flowing atrium will animate interior spaces
A flowing atrium will animate interior spaces


#1 Posted by John on 7 Oct 2021 at 11:10 AM
wow .... interior looks great
#2 Posted by modernish on 8 Oct 2021 at 09:01 AM
The couple in the exterior 3d look to be having a right rammy!
I'm not sure a balcony into an atrium is anyone's idea of amenity space.

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