1 West Regent Street delivers approximately 143,000 sq ft of Grade A office and retail space over ten levels, providing a welcome boost to the city’s commercial property market. It aims to deliver a first-class working environment, rivalling Grade A office accommodation in London and elsewhere in the UK. The development sits beside the iconic art deco building on Renfield Street that once housed an Odeon cinema.
The site is located in the central core of Glasgow, near to Queen Street station and adjacent to the Buchanan Quarter retail scheme. It is the first significant new build Grade A office building in Glasgow’s Central Business District to be delivered in over five years and will address the shortage of centrally located, Grade A offices.
The landmark building benefits from having a double height reception, high quality finishes throughout and open plan, flexible and efficient floor plates which range from 12,798 sq ft to 13,627 sq ft and are virtually column free. It also includes 40 car park spaces and 54 cycle spaces, and has dedicated sports style changing rooms with lockers and high powered showers. It is set to become one of Glasgow’s greenest buildings with EPC ‘A’ and BREEAM ‘Very Good’ ratings expected to be achieved.
EPCA provided CDM services for the project, working in partnership with Doig+Smith.
Alison Taylor, director at property advisers GVA, said: “1 West Regent Street is a key development for Glasgow, not just in the high quality space and flexibility it offers, but also for its excellent sustainability, design credentials and public transport links. It benefits from an enviable location which is not only in the Central Business District but is also next to Glasgow’s most popular retail zone".