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Virgin Money glazing adds to growth of ‘Glassgow’

Glasgow towers: Carrick Building, Bothwell Street and West Nile Street schemes are changing the cityscape

Another step has been taken in Glasgow’s transition into “Glassgow” as work begins covering Virgin Money’s new HQ in three acres of glazing.

HFD Group’s 177 Bothwell Street, will become Glasgow’s largest single office building, equivalent to the size of nearly 50 tennis courts with the façade predominantly made from recyclable glass and aluminium.

It will add to the growing number of glass-faced towers spreading among the city’s Victorian heritage buildings which are changing the visual character of the city.

Other planned glass towers include an NYX hotel in West Nile Street replacing the Iron Horse pub which dates back to 1872. There are plans for new apartments on the site of a former nightclub at 520-522 Sauchiehall Street, and a 14-floor office block at Carrick Square on Broomielaw.

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