Designs unveiled for £100m Glasgow office development
Now branded as The Grid, the Cooper Cromar-designed project at 33 Cadogan Street will provide 277,500 sq ft of Grade A space over 12 levels.
M&G said the development aims to be Scotland’s healthiest workspace complete with electric car charging ports set up in the basement, on-site cycle storage and spa-style showers and changing rooms and laundry.
Following planning consent in 2017, The Grid, will be built on the site of the former Corunna House in Glasgow’s Central Business District. With well-being at the core of the design, The Grid is committed to securing ‘Gold’ certification from the International WELL Building Institute.
A highly visible entrance is positioned on the corner of Cadogan Street and West Campbell Street and an enhanced public realm is planned with new widened paving, trees, seating, and a building drop-off point. To the left of the main entrance is a dedicated street level cyclist entrance.
The building has achieved Scotland’s second ever WiredScore Platinum rating, which is the highest standard in the market leading accreditation for digital infrastructure, technology and connectivity of office buildings. The Grid’s access to superfast broadband and its agile working areas are said to enable mobility and enhance innovation for The Grid’s occupiers.
The top three floors have panoramic views from south facing terraces, which frame the unrivalled views across the city and the hills beyond. On the tenth floor, a private double height sky garden, provides a focal point for upper floor occupiers. At roof level there is ‘The Loft’, a communal business lounge and garden - an area designed to inspire, with space to meet, unwind and take in the view.
William Badger, Asset Manager at M&G Real Estate, said: “Ways of working are changing fast, and so must the buildings we create. Workspace is one of the key contributors to staff wellbeing, and we are very excited to present our vision to the market. We believe we have created something that is truly special and unique in the Glasgow market.
“With a lack of new Grade A space in the city’s office market, as well as in nearby Edinburgh, we are confident that The Grid will attract strong interest.”
Property advisors JLL and Knight Frank have been appointed as letting agents.
Demolition of the existing building is planned for later this year, with completion achievable by late 2021.