Giant order office block to stand as a 'stepping stone' to the Clyde
January 1 2022
Soller Group and Mosaic Architecture & Design have produced an application for planning in principle to erect the second phase of planned office development at Carrick Street in Glasgow's Broomielaw office district.
Both phases will flank a new public plaza connecting Brown Street and Carrick Street, doubling as a defined entrance to each building.
Adopting a 'doughnut' plan office space is arranged around a central access core abutting the back end of 200 Broomielaw, with massing manipulated to follow the 'giant order' established in classical architecture as projecting facades pushed and pulled to form a stepped profile.
Rising from a recessed ground floor colonnade the twin build will frame a landscaped oval square with amphitheatre seating suitable for events.
In a design development statement, Mosaic wrote: "The new development will provide a public plaza linking Brown Street and Carrick Street, providing a much-needed green and public space within the district, and a stepping stone to the nearby Clyde riverfront.
"A ‘giant’ order is defined to provide proportion to the elevations."
The development will require the relocation of the Glasgow City Mission building to alternative premises elsewhere in the city, with the charity working with the applicants to ensure continuity of service.
Charles Maasz, Chief Executive of the charity said: ‘Soller have been working closely with us and have been keeping us abreast of developments at every stage. Soller continue to offer all the help possible as we explore options available to us and consider the wider implications of this development and its impact on our services.”
Rising through 17 floors the taller element will provide over 270,000sq/ft of gross internal floor space.
A double-height reception area provides co-working spaces, break out areas, meeting rooms and casual seating