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Scottish Enterprise Facility, Scotland – design by 3DReid, architects

23 Jan 2018

Inovo2 Glasgow Merchant City Building

3DReid submits plans for blue-sky thinking in Glasgow’s Merchant City

Architect: 3DReid

A pioneering speculative office building, situated on a key city centre site, with extensive public realm and collaborative workspace will bring together the academic and Merchant City areas of Glasgow, in a plan to attract exciting new business to the city’s designated Innovation District.

Inovo2 Glasgow Building Albion Street

3DReid has submitted their keenly-awaited application for Inovo2, a building to complement Scottish Enterprise’s Inovo1 development and the University of Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Centre.

Working with client Scottish Enterprise, 3DReid’s plan is for a forward-looking building that reflects modern working behaviour – a flexible, collaborative, people-centred space designed for firms eager to innovate through partnership with both academia and industry.

Inovo2 Glasgow Building ground floor plan

The proposed building will enhance Phase 1 by offering a truly agile mix of space, able to accommodate larger tenants who might need one or more whole floors but nimble enough to provide smart, self-contained suites tailored for small and medium businesses.

A conference and events space with roof terrace provides a unique facility for use by both the commercial and academic sectors, offering expansive south-facing views across the city.

Trees and green landscaping, as well as use of materials echoing the City’s past, will help knit the building into its historic surroundings and create a landmark new space for public activity. Seamless flow from this communal area into the open-plan common areas of Inovo2’s ground floor is key, with terracing carefully reconciling the sloping terrain to maximise the activities that the civic space can host.

Inovo2’s central atrium introduces natural light, throughout, creating a relaxed meeting space punctuated by a dramatic feature stairway. Fully glazed offices overlooking the atrium enjoy a sense of activity and inclusion, created around the building’s core principle of openness and collaboration.

Inovo2 Glasgow Building interior design

The open-plan ground floor effortlessly connects the street, welcoming the wider world with an appealing directness and transparency, the introduction of active frontage to Albion Street, in the form of flexible office or retail space, adding value and buzz to the existing pedestrian thoroughfare.

The planned building is on target to achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and an ‘A’ EPC rating, and be capable of achieving a Wired Platinum score. 3DReid has designed some of the most important Category A office developments across the UK in recent years. The practice is perhaps best known for Manchester’s Angel Square, the first UK office to achieve a BREEAM ‘outstanding’ rating, scoring 95.16%. 3DReid is highly regarded as one of the UK’s practices most committed to sustainability and successful in the field.

3Dreid

Related information:

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Technology and Innovation Centre, Glasgow

Architects: BDP

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Technology and Innovation Centre

Technology and Innovation Centre

Technology and Innovation Centre

Technology and Innovation Centre

Technology and Innovation Centre

Inovo Building 1, next door to TIC:
Inovo Building Strathclyde University Glasgow

Inovo Building Strathclyde University
photographs © Adrian Welch

The aim of the Technology and Innovation Centre is to facilitate change in the ways that the university and industry engage.

Technology and Innovation Centre, Glasgow

The building facilitates research and knowledge exchange activities by incorporating flexible project, meeting and office space, alongside high quality research and laboratory accommodation including clean rooms, world class equipment, specialist laser optics materials laboratories and high voltage facilities.

Technology and Innovation Centre, Glasgow

The aim was to create a striking new building which will accommodate state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure ; a flexible, accessible and stimulating environment for collaboration and knowledge transfer between research groups and industry partners.

Technology and Innovation Centre, Glasgow

The building has been designed to meet the criteria for BREEAM Excellent.

Technology and Innovation Centre, Glasgow

Technology and Innovation Centre, Glasgow

images from architect

Website: Technology and Innovation Centre at Strathclyde

An adjacent building to TIC:

inovo office building, Glasgow
Architects: BDP
inovo office building, Glasgow
image from architect
inovo office block at Strathclyde, Glasgow

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Technology and Innovation Centre Strathclyde

TIC Glasgow

Architect: BDP

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Technology and Innovation Centre Strathclyde
Technology and Innovation Centre picture from Strathclyde University

Technology and Innovation Centre Strathclyde
Technology and Innovation Centre picture from Strathclyde University

Technology and Innovation Centre Strathclyde
Technology and Innovation Centre picture from Strathclyde University

Technology and Innovation Centre Building

Technology and Innovation Centre picture from Strathclyde University




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