Historic Glasgow building set for major refurbishment


ISG has landed a £5 million+ contract to redevelop a historic Glasgow building to bring additional retail and office space to the city.

The project – for London-based asset managers Castleforge Partners – will see the construction firm “sympathetically restore” and refurbish the seven-storey, category B listed property at 112 Ingram Street. The aim is to create quality retail and design focused office accommodation within Glasgow’s Merchant City Central Conservation Area.

ISG said that upon completion of an initial strip out, the shell of two large retail units across the basement, ground and first floor levels will be created. Open plan office areas will be established on the upper six floors while an office reception area will be created on the ground floor. The existing stairwells will be retained and refurbished. ISG added that the the exterior of the red sandstone building, which dates back to 1898, will be conserved and restored with roof lead, slate and rooflights being renewed.

Andy McLinden, regional managing director of ISG’s Scotland and Northern England construction business explained, “Securing new opportunities is the lifeblood of every business and we are delighted to add Castleforge Partners to our growing portfolio of prestigious clients.

“The Ingram Street property is well known to residents of Glasgow and we look forward to successfully delivering this project which will not only restore and enhance the building, but also add to the commercial vitality of the city.”