Eight ‘Oscar’ nominations for Clyde Gateway

Police Scotland building in South Dalmarnock
Police Scotland building in South Dalmarnock

The quality and design of the property and office developments which have been delivered by Clyde Gateway over the past year has been acknowledged with eight separate nominations for upcoming industry awards.

The Scottish Property Awards 2015 have recognised the impact of the Albus at Bridgeton Cross with it being nominated across all three categories for which it was eligible. One of those categories is Commercial Development of the Year where it finds itself in competition with One Rutherglen Links, another of Clyde Gateway’s key projects.

The contribution of the offices to the wider transformation of the area has also been acknowledged separately within the Awards. The Albus has additionally been shortlisted for the City Regeneration Award and the Architectural Excellence Award for a Public Building while One Rutherglen Links has a chance of being named as the recipient of the Town Centre Regeneration Award.

All of this, together with the on-going success of previous developments such as the Red Tree Business Suites in Bridgeton and Rutherglen has led to Clyde Gateway itself has been named as one of the top five performing companies in Scotland and could pick up the ultimate accolade of Property Company of the Year when the ceremony takes place in Edinburgh next month.

The Scottish Chapter of the British Council of Offices (BCO) has been equally impressed by the quality on offer across Clyde Gateway with the Albus being shortlisted in the category of Best New Buildings of 2,000 sq m or Less together while the Police Scotland building in South Dalmarnock is up for an award as the Best New Commercial Workplace in Scotland.

Ian Manson, chief executive of Clyde Gateway, said: “These events are the equivalent of the Oscars in the Scottish property and office industries and I’m thrilled that efforts of everyone in Clyde Gateway has been given such a level of recognition and acknowledgment. Eight nominations across seven separate categories is unheard of.

“This is further evidence that our hard work to build and maintain the Legacy on the back of the Commonwealth Games is beginning to pay off. More and more notice is being given to the quality of our buildings which, combined with an affordability that is difficult to match anywhere else in the city and the tremendous road and rail transport links, all adds up to Clyde Gateway becoming an increasingly attractive and popular option.

“Police Scotland are the latest organisation to make their home here with 1100 staff now in the process of relocating here from various locations but mainly from Pitt Street in the city centre.

“We are currently in discussions with a number of potential occupiers for The Albus and One Rutherglen Links and my fingers are crossed that we will soon be able to badge both properties as award-winning or even multi-award winning.

“Our regeneration plans don’t just stop there as we have ambitions to bring forward further quality developments, especially in Dalmarnock and Shawfield on both banks of the Clyde and we are quietly confident of attracting a range of development partners in the months ahead.”

The Scottish Property Awards 2015 will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 5 March and the winners of the categories in the BCO Scottish Chapter will be announced in a ceremony at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow on 17 April.

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