50 Bothwell Street Glasgow Office Building, Property Development Design, Scotland, Architect

50 Bothwell Street Glasgow Office Renewal

4 March 2022

Green Light For £35m Lucent At 50 Bothwell Street 14 New Outdoor Terraces A First For City Offices Onsite Construction Works Begin

Design: Mosaic Architecture + Design

Lucent at 50 Bothwell Street Glasgow Offices Start on Site

Onsite works have begun on the £35m redevelopment of 50 Bothwell Street. Having achieved detailed planning permission and listed building consent, the building will rebrand as ‘Lucent’ to create the next generation of prime, smart enabled offices in Glasgow, that will feature 14 outdoor terraces, a first for the City.

Lucent at 50 Bothwell Street Glasgow offices atrium

Originally built between 1892-1900 for The Central Thread Agency, the building was designed by the Scottish architects H & D Barclay. While a ‘Grade A’ redevelopment will retain the elegant sandstone façade, a brand new building comprising 90,000 sq ft across six floors, will create a natural light-filled, contemporary office specification. This comes to life in the building’s new name ‘Lucent’, meaning glowing with natural light, luminous and clear while its market leading environmental credentials, will put the wellbeing of its occupiers first.

Central to the design is a welcoming new light and airy atrium and a street level tenant hub. The new building will feature a concept tenant lounge and break out areas; yoga suite, a central atrium incorporating private meeting balconies; fifth floor – extensive private external terraces; sixth floor – two penthouse suites with private external terraces and a large south facing communal social and meeting terrace.

With a zero carbon roadmap for design materials, construction and operation of the building, it will feature electric vehicle and cycle infrastructure within the design and high efficiency air source heat pumps and air conditioning. The building will optimise indoor environmental quality and integrated smart technology to facilitate occupier comfort and engagement. A suite of leisure facilities will include a stretch and fitness studio, contemplation suite, dedicated dressing rooms, 75 cycle storage spaces, showers, drying room and bike repair station.
The building was acquired by Orion European Real Estate Fund V. Richard Low of Orion Capital Managers said: “Onsite construction works have begun on the £35m investment in Lucent at 50 Bothwell Street, that aims to attract significant occupiers to the City, while creating new employment opportunities. Thanks to Glasgow City Council’s decision, we have detailed planning permission and listed building consent to create this forward thinking new workspace featuring 14 unparalleled outdoor terraces in a 100% prime location. We have high expectations and will realise our vision for the next generation of offices to a ‘Grade A’ specification married with our environmental, social and governance credentials.”

Angela Higgins of Resonance Capital, who are providing DM and marketing services, added: “We can confirm that the redevelopment and rebrand of Lucent at 50 Bothwell Street are underway. With unprecedented access to external space, Lucent reflects the natural energy of a light filled atrium and beautiful terraces that will be major design features of the building. Progressive, sophisticated and aspirational, Lucent will draw on the themes that attract businesses and pull communities together to revitalise this key area of Glasgow‘s business core.”
Orion Capital Managers and Resonance Capital are working in collaboration with Mosaic Architecture, 10 Design, Woolgar Hunter and Atelier Ten. Agents Ryden and Knight Frank have been appointed to market Lucent at 50 Bothwell Street.

Located in the heart of the City, Lucent at 50 Bothwell Street is adjacent to Glasgow Central Station and minutes’ walk to Queen street train station. It has immediate access to the M8 as well as several bus routes and just minutes from Glasgow’s retail and leisure zones.
For further details visit https://www.linkedin.com/company/lucent-glasgow/ https://twitter.com/LucentGlasgow https://instagram.com/lucentglasgow

Caption: CGI shows Lucent at 50 Bothwell Street that is due to complete in December 2022.
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Editors Notes:
Resonance Capital
A specialist property asset advisor Resonance Capital is based in Glasgow, with a focus on maximising returns for investors by intensive management and refurbishment of standing assets and funding and structuring new development. Our team of senior directors are hands on with 50 years collective experience applied across all property sectors throughout the UK. The company offers a dedicated marketing service that delivers creative, bespoke solutions for a range of commercial property assets and developments. For further information, visit Resonance Capital | real estate investment managers (rescap.co.uk)

post updated 30 November 2021

50 Bothwell Street Glasgow Office News

Design: Mosaic Architecture + Design

Mosaic Architecture + Design, one of Scotland’s most experienced practices, has secured detailed planning permission and listed building consent for the redevelopment of 50 Bothwell Street in the heart of Glasgow city centre into an ambitious development providing refurbished office accommodation with a subdivision of ground floor retail and with a new café and business hub at street level.

50 Bothwell Street Glasgow office refurbishment

Stephen Mallon, Director of Mosaic, said: “Securing planning permission and listed building consent for 50 Bothwell Street within two months is a testament to good design and proper engagement with Glasgow City Council Planning Department. In difficult circumstances of late it is heartening to witness talented planners working hard within the council to support development and the Glasgow business community.

“We would like to thank the planners involved in this application for their professionalism in dealing with the applications in the statutory timescale. This allows the development team to move forward to deliver this exciting development on programme to meet market demand in an exciting period for office development in the city.”

50 Bothwell Street has lain vacant since 2017. Along with comprehensive internal alterations creating a light-filled and activated atrium, the proposals include plans for an exciting redevelopment of the fifth and sixth floors within the roof to create impressive office floorplates, flooded with natural light and landscaped roof terraces for outside enjoyment and appreciation of the local skyline.

At ground level the extension of the public realm will be provided to Bothwell Street providing an enhanced entrance and activation of the street front with a new café and business hub.

The architectural design is a result of a collaboration between Mosaic Architecture + Design and the international design studio 10 Design.

The development will provide modern and energy efficient office accommodation in a complete refurbishment that is both contemporary and respectful of a listed building with such character. The building will be ready for occupation towards the end of 2022.

The building is held within Orion European Real Estate Fund V.

Richard Low, of Orion Capital Managers, added: “This project represents a £35M investment in Glasgow to create high specification, energy efficient, contemporary office accommodation in the very best location in the city at a time of constrained supply of grade A office space.”

Mosaic is working with an experienced design team to deliver the project and the wider team includes: 10 Design, Ryden, Woolgar Hunter, Hollis and Atelier 10.

7 October 2021

50 Bothwell Street Glasgow Office Redevelopment News

Design: Mosaic Architecture + Design

Planning submitted for major redevelopment of office building at 50 Bothwell Street

Mosaic Architecture + Design, one of Scotland’s most experienced practices, has submitted applications for detailed planning permission and listed building consent for the redevelopment of 50 Bothwell Street in the heart of the city centre into an ambitious development providing refurbished office accommodation with a subdivision of ground floor retail and with a new café and business hub at street level.

50 Bothwell Street Glasgow Office Redevelopment

The building is held within Orion European Real Estate Fund V.

50 Bothwell Street has lain vacant since 2017. Along with comprehensive internal alterations creating a light-filled and activated atrium, the proposals include plans for an exciting redevelopment of the fifth and sixth floors within the roof to create impressive office floorplates, flooded with natural light and landscaped roof terraces for outside enjoyment and appreciation of the local skyline.

At ground level the extension of the public realm will be provided to Bothwell Street providing an enhanced entrance and activation of the street front with a new café and business hub.

The architectural design is a result of a collaboration between Mosaic Architecture + Design and the international design studio 10 Design.

The development will provide modern and energy efficient office accommodation in a complete refurbishment that is both contemporary and respectful of a listed building with such character. The building will be ready for occupation towards the end of 2022.

Richard Low, of Orion Capital Managers, said: “This project represents a £35M investment in Glasgow to create high specification, energy efficient, contemporary office accommodation in the very best location in the city at a time of constrained supply of grade A office space.”

Stephen Mallon, Director of Mosaic, added: “It is a pleasure to be entrusted with the refurbishment of this important listed building. The project represents a significant investment in both the building and part of the city, which is well deserved.

“The design of the roofscape within the volume of the existing roof should be transformative in terms of the quality of space provided. Allied to the new atrium, this will provide lots of natural light and a vastly improved office floorplate, a true example of sustainable development.

“It has also been good to collaborate with 10 Design and push for a design-led approach across the whole team.”

Gordon Affleck, Design Partner of 10 Design, stated: “As a refurbishment it is not a typical project for our studio, but after working successfully with Orion on the New Town Quarter development in Edinburgh, we were delighted to be invited to transfer the ethos of wellbeing with the context of an existing building of such character.

“We aim to provide a series of internal and external amenity spaces that include a series of rebated terraces within the original roof volume that allow users to interact with the character of the listed stone façade while flooding the floorplates with natural light.”

Mosaic is working with an experienced design team to deliver the project and the wider team includes: 10 Design, Ryden, Woolgar Hunter, Hollis and Atelier 10.

50 Bothwell Street Glasgow Office Redevelopment images / information received 071021

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