Atlantic Square, Glasgow

Historically, trade has always been at the heart of Glasgow’s success. In the 16th century the city was an important trading centre. Many of its streets and monuments celebrate this heritage.

Today, UK and international trade is again at the heart of Glasgow’s growth, and attracting the right businesses and talent to Scotland’s largest city is an essential part of that success.

Glasgow’s International Financial Services District (IFSD) was set up as a hub for these businesses in 2001. Since then, it has expanded from a square kilometre to link with Glasgow’s city centre. It includes many financial services and corporate headquarters from The Weir Group Plc, PwC and Royal Dutch Shell to Santander and JP Morgan. 

BAM is contributing to this expansion with a new high-quality mixed-use development on the River Clyde waterfront.



Project details

  • Customer: BAM Properties/Taylor Clark Properties
  • Contractor: BAM Construction
  • Architect: Cooper Cromer
  • Structural engineer: BAM Design
  • M&E: BAM Design
  • Value: £100m

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17,000 Fact icon companies make their home in Glasgow
turnover Fact icon 31,101m generated each year by Glasgow companies
600,000 Fact icon people live in Glasgow
investment Fact icon 6 billion attracted to Glasgow since 2011

Surfing a wave: the bouyant Glasgow office market

At a time when Grade A sustainable offices are scarce, and Glasgow’s business opportunities are on the up, BAM has joined forces with Taylor Clark to develop the 300,000ft2 mixed-use Atlantic Square development, in the IFSD.

Having successfully developed CONNECT110NS nearby, BAM will bring its expertise and trusted supply chain to develop an entirely new city district for technology and financial services organisations.

Celebrating the best of Glasgow’s trading past, and linking it to its future as a hub for international trade, Atlantic Square will comprise two commercial buildings of ten storeys (180,000ft2) and six storeys (80,000ft2) respectively, with ground floor retail space in both. A third building will feature high-quality retail and residential accommodation.

We have partnered again with award-winning architects Cooper Cromar, who have designed the Atlantic Square scheme. We successfully worked with them to deliver CONNECT110NS, as well as Eastwood High School and Lasswade Community School in Renfrewshire.

We will retain the façade of the listed warehouse buildings on site, to further link to the site’s trading heritage.