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.
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.