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.

Client

Valad Property Group

Location

110 Queen Street, Glasgow

Completed

Ongoing

Cost

£40m

Procurement

Traditional

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