Glasgow office development starts to take shape

THE £5.5 million refurbishment of 191 West George Street, NFU Mutual’s office development in Glasgow, is to be making “significant progress” ahead of its planned completion in December.

The programme of works includes the formation of a new double height entrance foyer and circular revolving automatic door. A concrete panel wall is being installed in the entrance as well as showcase lighting and glass wing speed lanes. Some of the floorplates are almost fully complete while Integrated Plumbing System panels and ceramic tiling in the toilets are currently being installed. Formation of the new reception area is underway with the main entrance curtain walling due to start later this month.

New CGIs and marketing materials have now been unveiled by NFU Mutual. David Hidderley, NFU Mutual asset manager said,  “We’re now seeing a real noticeable difference in the development of the building. It is really taking shape and creating a buzz around Glasgow with people excited to see what we’re doing internally. The new reception area will be significantly different and the floorplates are also a lot more flexible. From our discussions with potential occupiers we know flexibility, as well as a great location and facilities, is key in today’s market.”

191 West George Street will deliver six levels of office space and is said to be the only “significant self-contained” Grade A office refurbishment in Glasgow’s Central Business District to be delivered this year.

The building is being marketed for let by JLL. The project team includes building contractor Morris & Spottiswood, architect Michael Laird Associates, engineer DSSR and project manager PSK.