14-storey building approved

Office tower block poised for Glasgow’s waterfront

Carrick Square, GlasgowA 14-floor office development on Glasgow’s waterfront, providing panoramic views of the city, has secured planning approval in principle.

The 290,000 sq ft development on the Broomielaw will fill a gap site in the International Financial Services District between Carrick Street and Brown Street that is currently used as a car park.

Carrick Square will introduce a new public plaza joining Brown and Carrick Streets to the immediate north of the development, which will double as the main entrance.

Mosaic Architecture + Design has secured council support on behalf of property developer the Soller Group which will add urgently-needed Grade A offices.

Neil Haining, director of Mosaic, said: “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 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.”

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