Broomielaw Development, Business District Glasgow Property, Kohn Pedersen Fox, KPF
Broomielaw Glasgow Offices
Glasgow Financial Zone, Scotland design by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Architects
post updated 21 December 2021
Scottish Business District
Location: central Glasgow, Scotland
Design: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)
Client: Glasgow & Oriental
Facility: Mixed use development
This KPF masterplanning design was one of the first design competitions won by KPF’s London division.
Broomielaw is a major thoroughfare running parallel to the River Clyde on its north bank. The wide street forms the southern, waterside boundary of the city’s International Financial Services District.
It was named after Brumelaw Croft. The street runs from Jamaica Bridge under the Kingston Bridge to Finnieston Quay.
Glasgow’s first quay was built at Brumelaw in 1688. Paddle steamers ran from here to the coast for day trippers and commuters.
Broomielaw Architecture in Strathclyde
Major Glasgow Business District Building Designs – selection:
Broomielaw project by make architects, London:
picture from architect office
Atlantic Quay – Broomielaw offices
Glasgow School of Art
photo © Adrian Welch
According to the www.glasgowhistory.com website, “Named after the Brumelaw Croft, a stretch of land running along the north bank of the Clyde, the street known as the Broomielaw extends from Jamaica Bridge to Finnieston Quay. The name Broomielaw was often associated with the wharves but they take their name from the street that runs behind them, on which traffic flowed to and from the quaysides.
The Glasgow Fish Market was located at the Broomielaw for nearly a hundred years, from 1755 to 1853, after which it was transferred up river to Glasgow Green between Albert Bridge and the Weir. Ref. http://www.glasgowhistory.com/broomielaw.html
River Clyde Architecture
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Also on the Broomielaw is the Scottish Enterprise Glasgow (SEEL) building that looks onto the River Clyde
photo © Adrian Welch
picture from architect
Broomielaw building : SEEL
Buildings / photos for the Broomielaw Development – Scottish Business District page welcome
Broomielaw – Website: www.200broomielaw.com – no longer active