Eastgate is a new 65,000ft² four storey office development providing Grade ‘A’ office accommodation in Glasgow’s East End for the 500 employees of Glasgow Community and Safety Services (GC+SS).
Located on a brownfield site 300 yards to the east of the historic Bridgeton Cross, the building has been designed to BREEAM ‘Excellent’ standards and incorporates within it a large number of sustainable features including solar control, responsibly sourced materials, air source heat pumps, lighting control, energy efficient plant, cyclist facilities, control systems and IT infrastructure to support CCTV.
The building’s aesthetic draws inspiration from and interprets the former tenemental and industrial warehouse architectural legacy of the Mile End area in a contemporary manner. Internally a four-storey atrium space features full height curtain walling to London Road with bespoke elliptical aluminium brise soleil to upper levels. To the rear of the atrium space is a full height feature timber wall formed in spalted beech which has been reclaimed from local sources.
The external landscaping has been designed to position the building in its local context and reflect the wider public realm works being undertaken by Clyde Gateway along the London Road corridor, in particular the public realm works at Bridgeton Cross.