Full workspace vision revealed for Glasgow’s McLellan Works

The developer behind plans to regenerate the former McLellan Galleries in Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street has fleshed out its vision for the project.

The iconic city block, which is at the centre of the transformative new Avenues Project, will be turned into one of Glasgow’s most contemporary, creative workspaces.

Bywater Properties, developer of the McLellan Works project, plans to create an inspiring co-working space designed for today’s creative businesses. By featuring a curated selection of some of Scotland’s most innovative businesses, independent retailers, food traders and wellness practitioners, it is hoped McLellan Works will become a destination for ambitious businesses based in the city.

Theo Michell, principal at Bywater Properties, said: “McLellan Works will be Glasgow’s best office, with co-working and social spaces that will run from breakfast through to after work. Our newly revealed plans illustrate how the building will feature some of the city’s best spaces where both tenants and visitors will be part of a vibrant, exciting culture which goes beyond work.

“We’re also proud to be at the centre of the transformative new Avenues Project in Sauchiehall Street which includes a network of cycle priority routes. Tenants and visitors will have access to bespoke bike storage, lockers and showers. While primarily workspace-led, McLellan Works will connect, support and promote Glasgow’s world renowned creativity and culture; we plan to build a creative working environment that benefits both the surrounding community and the city as a whole.”

Full workspace vision revealed for Glasgow’s McLellan Works

The lobby will host a new entrance with shared social breakout space

Bywater said the newly revealed McLellan Works graphics highlight its flexibility for both full floor office spaces and small studios, the vision for an exciting lobby café/restaurant and showcase a culture that runs from breakfast through to after work with bespoke gym and wellbeing spaces, and a corner restaurant, bar.

McLellan Works is in the middle of Glasgow City Council’s ‘Avenues Project’ programme in Sauchiehall Street, which aims to make Glasgow city centre more accessible for local people and businesses. This incorporates an integrated network of cycle priority routes throughout Glasgow and wider pavements. McLellan Works plans to accommodate tenants and visitors with a bike workshop in the basement.

Full workspace vision revealed for Glasgow’s McLellan Works

A concept of co-working will incorporate the iconic tower

The building will feature:

  • a lobby café/restaurant with a shared social area connecting to workspaces
  • a tooled up bike storage space with showers, drying room and lockers; tenants can ride to work safely via Glasgow’s cycle lanes
  • fitted gym and wellbeing spaces for personal trainers and wellness practitioners
  • local and independent, corner restaurant/bar to join Glasgow’s vibrant food and drink scene

Glasgow-based architects Stallan-Brand and design consultancy Graphical House are helping showcase McLellan Works and the opportunities for businesses which want to be part of Glasgow’s best office. A new website has revealed special graphics which showcase the flexibility of the space for new tenants.

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