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Collegelands, Glasgow Life offices and wider site masterplan

Collegelands, Glasgow Life offices and wider site masterplan

Key Facts

Client

Dawn Group Ltd

Location

220 High Street, Glasgow, G4 0QW

Value

£41m

Internal Floor Area

10,000m2m2

Completion

May 2012

Link masterplan of city centre to east end

Project Info

Glasgow Life offices as template design for redevelopment of former Goods Yard site in the form of clearly defined urban blocks addressing the existing duke Street frontage, internal road spine and suds canal.

Page \ Park were appointed in November 2004 by Dawn Developments to develop a masterplan for the former College Goods Yard site, located to the east of High Street and south of Duke Street in Glasgow.

The masterplan built on the previous report undertaken by the practice in development of the 2002 Glasgow City Council approved College Business District Plan.

A low-rise, sustainable, multi-use strategy was proposed incorporating offices, hotel, and residential developments to achieve mixed-use functions (over 200,000m2 in area) and integrate into the city infrastructure.

Integral to the vision was the creation of a high quality landscaped environment and dominance of pedestrian/cycle routes over vehicular transport. Surface car parking has been largely eliminated in favour of enhanced public walkways, including the creation of a new canal and water feature along the south boundary.

The first phase of the development, adjoining High Street, is a 6 storey, 9,600m2 office building, designed to achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’. Page \ Park have designed this office, and its adjacent 1200 space multi-storey car park and the Cat A interior fit out, to suit the new tenant, Glasgow City Council .