Core milestone reached on landmark Glasgow office building

177 Bothwell Street development, which will be Glasgow’s largest single office building, has achieved its first construction milestone as the project begins to rise from the ground.

HFD Construction has completed slipping the core, providing the backbone of the building. Work will shortly begin on erecting the building’s steel frame, with project completion expected in Q2 2021.

Developed by HFD Property Group, 177 Bothwell Street is the second and final phase of its wider Bothwell Exchange development, offering around 313,000 sq. ft. of Grade A office space over 13 storeys. Features will include a rooftop terrace and running track, 318 cycle spaces and electric vehicle charging points.

177 Bothwell Street is the first development in Scotland to receive a ‘Platinum’ WiredScore certification, ensuring occupiers will have the best connectivity available. it is also targeting an EPC rating of ‘A’ and BREEAM ‘Excellent’ standard.

CYBG, the owner of Virgin Money, has already signed a long-term lease, while HFD Group’s serviced office business will take more than 65,000 sq. ft. on the building’s ground, first and second floors.

David Shearer, MD of HFD Construction, said, “Slipping the core is the first major construction milestone for the 177 Bothwell Street project. We are delighted with the progress of construction so far and the building will continue to rise into the sky over the next few weeks and months.”

Stephen Lewis, MD of HFD Property Group added, “The building has been very well received by the market and we’re encouraged by the volume and quality of enquiries we’ve had so far, in addition to the pre-letting already secured. 177 Bothwell Street is going to provide Glasgow’s thriving businesses with the quality office space they need to help them attract and retain the best talent, while supporting their growth ambitions.”