Covering 166,000 sq ft over nine floors, the mixed use development has attracted high profile tenants including leading professional service organisations, Brodies LLP, Deloitte LLP and Grant Thornton, along with restaurant CAU and a flagship Emporio Armani store.
The shortlisting follows the development clinching the title of ‘best commercial workspace’ at the British Council for Offices Scottish Awards this week and the announcement that The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the latest tenant to be attracted to CONNECT110NS and will be moving into the first, second and third floors of the building later this year. Designed by architects Cooper Cromar, the striking contemporary building replaced an ugly 1960s office block on one of the busiest street in Scotland. The developers overcame major challenges to ensure they constructed the building within a strict time schedule and with a minimum of disruption to the surrounding buildings.
Mark Broderick, Development Director Scotland, BAM Properties which developed the building, said: “The architect’s brief was to design a building which would not only provide wonderful contemporary Grade A office and retail accommodation but would make a real impact on Queen Street without detracting from the historical buildings nearby such as the Gallery of Modern Art.
“When we first saw the plans for the building we knew that it was going to be really special but even we were surprised by how well the final execution of the building has worked and by the excitement it has generated in the market. It is a real honour for the building to stand alongside some of the finest properties in the UK in the finals and we are delighted that so many people now share our belief and pride in CONNECT110NS.
“When we started work on the building at the height of the recession it was an enormous leap of faith but with all of the offices space now leased and only 10,035 sq ft of retail space left, we can finally say our confidence in Glasgow and the building has been justified.”
The remaining units are being marketed by Savills and Cushman & Wakefield.