CONNECT110NS, Glasgow

Creating value for Scotland's economy

In the heart of Glasgow’s thriving business quarter, BAM has developed an award winning, art-deco inspired and highly sustainable prime office and retail development.

110 Queen Street, Glasgow is an iconic addition to the Glasgow office market.  Completed in June 2015 BAM Properties was the first developer to return to the commercial market following the 2008 recession.

Project details

  • Developer: BAM Properties
  • Contractor: BAM Construction
  • Architect: Cooper Cromar
  • M&E consultants: BAM Design
  • Structural engineer: BAM Design
  • Project Manager: Gardiner & Theobald
  • Quantity Surveyor: Gardiner & Theobald

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funding Fact icon 50 million package from BAM and the Scottish government
250 Fact icon jobs have boosted the local economy
sq ft Fact icon 143,000 of prime office space
tenants Fact icon 7 Brodies LLP, Deloitte, DWFLLP, Grant Thornton UK LLP, WSP/Parsons Brinkerhoff, Armani and CAU
Designed by Glasgow based architect, Cooper Cromar, the art deco inspired design is sympathetic to its historical surroundings and provides 143,000sq ft of Grade A office space and 20,000sq ft of retail space at ground floor.

Taking advantage of BAM Construct Limited’s full range of capabilities from property development and design to structural engineering and construction, 110 Queen Street was completed on time and to budget whilst securing pre-lets on over 70,000sq ft of space. Tenants include Grant Thornton LLP, Brodies LLP, Deloitte LLP, ACCA and Armani.  Innovative design features including a tenants’ business lounge as well as cycle, shower and locker facilities for occupiers helped the tenants to recruit and retain the best talent within their fields.

Employing local labour, including 30 apprentices, gave a welcome boost to the local economy.

Return on investment

In September 2014, the development was sold to Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (Deutsche AWM) for circa £70 million.

Dougie Peters, Managing Director Properties, is clear what lay behind this decision: “This was the most attractive, highly sustainable, BREEAM excellent commercial property coming on stream.”

Most of the building has been let to leading professional services firms and, on the ground floor, to the retailer Armani.

The project was an exemplar for the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM). The BAM team used 3D Revit to integrate architectural, structural and MEP design, to detect clashes in the model. Ultimately, 6D BIM is also helping to manage the building’s facilities using the rich data collected in the model.