Iconic Glasgow cinema building is the Reel deal after dramatic transformation

A famous Glasgow cinema has been transformed into a commercial office space following a complete renovation.

The Odeon cinema on West Regent Street closed its doors in 2006 and has now been rebranded as The Reel House and converted into four floors of Grade A office accommodation. The property was bought by Carrick Properties in 2016.

The iconic building was first opened in 1934 by the Paramount Cinema chain. As well as film screenings, the  venues has also hosted concerts by The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Dusty Springfield, Johnny Cash and The Rolling Stones.

The refurbishment, carried out by Ryder Architecture, has resulted in the B-listed building retaining many of its traditional elements.

Knight Frank has been appointed alongside JLL as joint letting agents for the building. Knight Frank associate Sarah Addis said, “The Reel House is steeped in history and remains as iconic as ever. The renovation has created a stylish, contemporary and flexible workspace.

Sarah Addis

“Given the quality of the refurbishment, its central position, and the lack of Grade A office accommodation of its kind currently available in Glasgow, we anticipate occupiers will be captivated by the space.”

Claire Watson, senior surveyor at JLL added, “The Reel House refurbishment has created an excellent opportunity for businesses to move into a prime location with strong transport links and a bustling locale. The finished article has been transformed into one of Glasgow’s most exciting office developments, fit for businesses looking for contemporary space from approximately 2,000 sq. ft. up to around 14,000 sq. ft.”