Green light for Glasgow office development

MOSAIC Architecture + Design has been granted Planning in Principle approval for the Carrick Square office development in Glasgow on behalf of the Soller Group.

The 290,000 sq ft city centre site, located between Carrick Street and Brown Street, will offer panoramic views with flexible open plan floor plates featuring floor to ceiling glazing to maximise daylight.

Adopting a U-shaped plan, the scheme wraps the floor plates around a central circulation core. Arranged over 14 floors above basement parking, the development will include south facing terraces to maximise views and light.

Neil Haining, director of Mosaic explained, “The building’s massing is manipulated in response to its immediate context; in particular the existing office building to the south, creating the opportunity for southern aspects from the building.

“The mass is then further subdivided to create a series of stepped terraces which enables a unique commercial space within the city. Gable ends are articulated to form two separate planes – one solid, one more transparent – allowing the building to increase in scale towards the north.”

Nick Treadaway, founder and CEO of property developer Soller added, “We are delighted to have secured Planning in Principle approval for this site, which further strengthens our presence in the desirable Glasgow office market. This exciting development will surpass the aspirations of the modern office occupier.”