110 Queen Street, Glasgow

This new commercial mixed-used development for developer Valad would create a continuous retail link from Ingram Street to Buchanan Street, forming a bridge between the Merchant City and the City centre’s more established retail district. Working within the constraints of a Conservation Area containing important A-listed buildings, Holmes Miller prepared proposals for redevelopment of this key city centre site, comprising an 11-storey office building, with over 150,000sqft of net lettable office Grade A floorplate over 13,000 sqft of class A retail accommodation at ground floor.

This required extensive consultation with the planning authorities and the City’s design advisor, Historic Scotland, Architecture & Design Scotland and amenity groups. For this we analysed surrounding buildings in order to elicit visual cues and character and presented photo-realistic montages of the proposed design from key viewpoints around the city.

The final design, which achieved detailed Planning Permission, is a contextual and contemporary design which repairs the broken urban frame around GOMA in Royal Exchange Square. High quality smooth sandstone with deep-set windows in a randomised pattern is a modern take on the rich detail and textures of surrounding stone buildings.

The design specification achieves an excellent BREEAM rating.


Valad Property Group


110 Queen Street, Glasgow