Tay House Main Entrance Re-Development
Holmes Miller was commissioned to create a fully-accessible double-height entrance lobby for Tay House, Glasgow’s largest column-free Commercial Office Building:
Tay House, located on a prominent landmark position on the western fringe of the city-centre business-district and facing the Mitchell Library, was originally designed and delivered by Abbey Holford Rowe & Ove Arup & Partners Scotland in the 1980’s, however Legislative, Commercial and Cultural demands placed on a commercial property has changed significantly in the interim – requiring major changes.
To secure an upgrade to Class A commercial accommodation, to sustain its future use and competitiveness in an aggressive marketplace, Holmes Miller has created a fully-accessible main entrance which is compliant with The Equality Act 2010 (DDA) – the key imperative to the project.
A striking new structural-glazing system extension to the existing foyer provides a fully-accessible pavement-level main entrance and houses a discrete platform lift integrated into the foyer’s interior design for wheelchair users.
Firstly as enabling project to redirect the primary fire-escape route away from the entrance foyer was undertaken, to facilitate full maximisation of the elegant and spacious new entrance foyer – with a commissionaire-manned secure reception desk and re-styled public areas enforcing a strong corporate presence befitting the buildings blue-chip clientele.
Charing Cross, Glasgow