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Former BBC Glasgow HQ : Queen Margaret Drive

G1 Leisure Group Development – Office Building in Strathclyde, west of Scotland

Queen Margaret Drive Building

Former BBC Scotland HQ

The former BBC Scotland HQ in Queen Margaret Drive in Glasgow is to be redeveloped as the head office for the G1 leisure group.

The sale of the landmark building in Queen Margaret Drive has been agreed for an undisclosed sum.

BBC Scotland left the premises, which it had occupied since 1936, four years ago to move to Pacific Quay on the south side of the River Clyde.

It is understood that the BBC sold the building to developers for £18million.

21 Nov 2011

BBC Queen Margaret Drive

Hamilton Hotel Glasgow : Planning Approval Granted, May 2009

Address: Hamilton Drive, off Queen Margaret Drive

Dates: 1869, 1895, 1930s

Architects: J T Rochead, C R Mackintosh, James Millar

Redevelopment of BBC former headquarters at Queen Margaret Drive

Developers: Applecross

Area: 5.3 acres

Planning Approval for Development on Former BBC HQ Site

25 Feb 2009

Applecross granted planning approval for the development of 159 new homes.

The Queen Margaret Drive plans were originally approved Feb 2008 but this new decision by Glasgow City Council approves an amended plan which reduces the number of properties and the size of the underground car park.

The new plan provides for a range of high quality apartments and townhouses. Two listed buildings will be converted into a hotel. Work on the development is likely to start towards the end of 2009.




Architecture in Glasgow

BBC Glasgow – new HQ at Pacific Quay
BBC Scotland
picture from architect

BBC Queen Margaret Drive Development

Applecross, in a joint venture with Esk Properties and Blackrock International Land plc, were selected as preferred bidders for the site in 2006 after a tender process drew responses from 18 consortia.

Applecross development : Eyre Place Apartments, Edinburgh

BBC building : Edinburgh offices – The Tun building




Glasgow Offices
Aurora Glasgow
photo © Adrian Welch

Glasgow Caledonian
Glasgow Caledonian
photo : Keith Hunter

Commonwealth Arena Glasgow
Commonwealth Arena Glasgow
picture from architect

BBC headquarters : Edinburgh

Applecross headquarters : Edinburgh Park, A1 building

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Former BBC Scotland Glasgow Building – page