311-345 Argyle Street
Delivering for Global Occupiers
Our client, Osborne+Co approached us to help create a new state-of-the-art technology hub for JP Morgan on Argyle Street in the heart of Glasgow’s International Financial Services District.
By harnessing all of our experience, design vision and planning expertise this contemporary new headquarters office building will bring new life to a key city centre site, that has lain derelict for over 20 years, and will deliver “the most significant office building to be built in Glasgow city centre in the last 10 years”.
Glasgow is a key regional business hub recognised most notably for financial services, life sciences and renewable energy. We are confident that this ambitious development will help Glasgow to fulfil its full potential by attracting global occupiers looking to invest and expand their UK presence and benefit from the skilled local workforce Glasgow has to offer.Conor Osborne CEO, Osborne+Co
I welcome JPMorgan Chase’s continued investment in Scotland through the building of these new and sustainable Glasgow headquarters. With a focus on renewable energy and active travel, the company’s plans are an example to other businesses of how we can move towards a cleaner, greener economy. This commitment sends a strong message that even in these uncertain times, we remain open for business and shows great confidence in Scotland as a centre of excellence for financial services.Nicola Sturgeon First Minister
The proposed development is set to occupy the northern frontage of a full city block between Argyle Street and Broomielaw replacing three obsolete buildings and delivering 275,000 sqft of Grade ‘A’ office space.
In addition to the design and negotiations required to obtain permission for such a complex project we also needed to provide a building of exceptional quality with an internal environment and series of spaces fit for a global occupier such as JP Morgan that would allow them and their 2,700 employees to grow further within the city.
After careful negotiation with Glasgow City Council and Historic Environment Scotland our sensitive approach to building massing has matched our client’s expectations for the scale of development possible and will deliver a major new addition to Glasgow’s commercial skyline.
Sustainable, flexible and desirable open plan floorplates of up to 23,000 sqft together with an exemplary range of internal amenity spaces and external roof terraces, are provided to ensure a new and impressive Glasgow headquarters for JP Morgan.
This new landmark building will offer significant scope for further expansion of JP Morgan’s presence in the city, create new jobs for the city’s residents and regenerate a key city centre site and surrounding quarter.