Cornerstone

Gordon Murray Architects, Alan Dunlop, Glasgow, 2009

 

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West Regent Lane facade 

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  • West Regent Lane facade    
  • West Regent Lane facade    
  • West Regent Lane facade with curtain walling    
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  • Facade linking with grid network    
  • Barcode style sandstone facade    
  • Barcode style sandstone facade    
  • Barcode style sandstone facade    
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A six-storey office building in central Glasgow

The facades are traditionally built stone as a ‘shell’ enclosure addressing the main street elevations including the east elevation. Into this a glass ‘box’ is given the impression of having been inserted.

This ‘box’ appears above the line of the stone shell at the fifth floor as an attic level and the rear lane to the West Regent Lane elevation again between thick stone bookends. Apertures within the stone shell for window openings will have a thickness of reveal to maintain the illusion of an inner glass box.

The ground floor foyer space is accessed directly without the traditional short flight of steps from West Regent Street. Car parking to the basement is achieved through the use of mechanical stackers, accessed from West Regent Lane.

Data

  • Begun: Dec 2007
  • Completed: Feb 2009
  • Floor area: 2,545m2
  • Sector: Office
  • Total cost: £4M
  • Procurement: Negotiated traditional contract with quantities
  • Address: 107 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 2DQ, United Kingdom

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