The Challenge

We were invited by the building owners to participate in a limited design competition to explore concept designs for the transformation of a prominent office building at heart of Glasgow’s IFSD. The brief was fairly open, but required three options to be presented to the agents:

• light touch refurb
• adaptive re-use of building structure
• new-build redevelopment

The Response

All options focused on “wellbeing” and included an active rooftop with external running track, business lounge spaces to capitalise on breathtaking views, wellness suite with juice bar, break out areas, full fitness & leisure facilities for staff including a cycling club with generous showering facilities. The plan form proposed a central circulation core with 6 No. high speed lifts serving large open plan floor plates.