3DReid submits plans for speculative Merchant City office

Architectural practice 3DReid has submitted its plans for a “pioneering” office building designed to attract new business to Glasgow’s designated Innovation District.

A building to complement Scottish Enterprise’s Inovo1 development and the University of Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Centre, Inovo2 will be situated on a key city centre site, with extensive public realm and collaborative workspace will bring together the academic and Merchant City areas of Glasgow.

Working with client Scottish Enterprise, 3DReid said its plan is for a “forward-looking building that reflects modern working behaviour – a flexible, collaborative, people-centred space designed for firms eager to innovate through partnership with both academia and industry”.

It added: “The proposed Inovo2 building will enhance Phase 1 by offering a truly agile mix of space, able to accommodate larger tenants who might need one or more whole floors but nimble enough to provide smart, self-contained suites tailored for small and medium businesses.”

A conference and events space with roof terrace provides a unique facility for use by both the commercial and academic sectors, offering expansive south-facing views across the city, 3DReid added.

Trees and green landscaping, as well as use of materials echoing the City’s past, will help knit the building into its historic surroundings and create a landmark new space for public activity.

The project team for the development includes project manager Mace, structural & civil engineer Curtins, mechanical & electrical engineer Rybka and quantity surveyor CBA.

Images courtesy of 3DReid

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