A listed building in Glasgow’s Central Business District is set for a new lease of life after a Scottish developer submitted a planning application.
Whiteburn’s plans will see 64 Waterloo Street transformed into a 100,000ft² Grade A office development known as The Still, with a focus placed on fostering a new, thriving business culture.
The development will retain the main historic elements of the red sandstone 1890’s B-listed Distillers House building, with a new 14-storey structure built behind. Award-winning firm Bennetts Associates is serving as the architect on the development.
The Still will provide Grade A open plan floor plates and offer stunning city views to its future occupiers, with an estimated £64m boost to the local economy.
David Kilgour, projects director at Whiteburn, said:
“The Still will be a building where innovative new ways of working will harness all the elements of today’s rapidly changing technological and cultural environment.
“We‘re convinced The Still will become a building where professional and creative, firms flourish. There will be a real sense of creative urban energy at The Still.”
The developer is being advised by JLL and Phil Reid Associates, with the former pointing out the need for more Grade A office space in Glasgow.
Mike Buchan, lead director, JLL, said:
“Glasgow has a thriving business community but there is a dwindling supply of top quality office space with the vacancy rate down to around 3%. The Still will offer some much-needed Grade A space for the city’s existing occupiers and a new generation of ambitious businesses.”
Waterloo Street occupies a prime location in Glasgow’s city centre, with Central Station and the M8 motorway both just minutes’ away. A number of offices, cafes, restaurants, pubs and hotels are also in the immediate vicinity.
Whiteburn hopes to receive planning consent later this year, allowing them to start on site in 2017 for completion in 2019.