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Atlantic Square

Atlantic Square

Client

BAM Properties/Taylor Clark

Value

£62 million

Location

Glasgow

Sector

Commercial
14025G

Client

BAM Properties/Taylor Clark

Value

£62 million

Location

Glasgow

Sector

Commercial

Creating heritage

Atlantic Square is a stunning sustainable mixed-use development in the heart of Glasgow’s International Financial Services District (IFSD).

Inspired by Glasgow’s industrial past and its rich history of mercantile trade in the immediate area, Atlantic Square links the past to the future, connects different buildings to one another with extensive areas of new public realm and brings people together in a series of three buildings providing meticulously crafted office, retail and living spaces.

The Brief

The site for this project has links to Glasgow’s long history of international trade, and our task was to deliver a contemporary 300,000 sqft development that would honour that heritage whilst creating a variety of high-spec spaces for office, retail and residential accommodation. Gaining permission to build two commercial buildings of ten storeys and seven storeys respectively, and a third building for high quality retail and residential accommodation, on a highly sensitive urban site whilst integrating a Grade ‘A’ listed warehouse facade would provide a challenge and would require a bold design vision.

The Design

Atlantic Square is a landmark development that provides new connections to old traditions. Dark metal expressed framing is utilised across the elevations of all three buildings and references the industrial past of the Broomielaw, the nearby River Clyde and provides a series of buildings which are grounded in history yet highly contemporary in look and feel.

The existing Grade ‘A’-listed warehouse façade on James Watt Street has been repurposed and integrated into the facades of the two new commercial Grade ‘A’ office buildings which provide 180,000 sqft and 100,000 sqft of workspace respectively.

At ground level extensive new areas of public realm are proposed which will unify and link the three buildings, provide new permeable routes across the site and form external spaces for a series of new retail and restaurant units for this new quarter for the Broomielaw.