CONNECT110NS, Glasgow

Creating value for Scotland's economy

Glasgow is establishing itself as a world city. Following the highly successful Commonwealth Games in Summer 2014, the focus is on regenerating its housing, infrastructure and commercial centres. And that demands iconic developments.

BAM was the first developer to return to the commercial market in Glasgow after the recesssion. We had already delivered the Riverside Museum, as well as major refurbishments and developments for the commercial and arts sectors in the city. 

Project details

  • Customer: BAM Properties
  • Contractor: BAM Construction
  • Architects: BAM Design
  • M&E consultants: BAM Design
  • Structural engineer: BAM Design
  • Project Manager: Gardiner & Theobald
  • Quantity Surveyor: Gardiner & Theobald
  • Facilities Manager: BAM FM

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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
ft2 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
Following partnership with the Scottish Government, BAM created  high-quality retail and office space in the heart of Glasgow: the biggest office development outside London in many years.

Taking advantage of BAM’s full range of capabilities, from design and structural engineering to construction, the former bank site on the so-called ‘style mile’ has now been transformed into a nine-storey office with flexible internal accommodation.

Strategic location, distinctive design

The Art Deco-inspired design fits sympathetically into its historic surroundings, while creating a modern, practical space.

BAM christened the development CONNECT110NS, reflecting the complex web of relationships and physical connections on which it depended, in the revitalised heart of Glasgow.

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

Return on investment

In September 2014, CONNECT110NS was sold to Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (Deutsche AWM) for some £70 million.

Dougie Peters, Managing Director Properties at BAM Construct UK, is clear what lay behind this decision: “CONNECT110NS 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 retailer Armani and the restaurant chain CAU.

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. 6D BIM is also helping manage the building’s facilities using the rich data collected in the model.