Broomielaw Development by KPF, Business District Glasgow Property, Kohn Pedersen Fox

Broomielaw Glasgow Offices

Glasgow Financial Zone, Scotland design by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates Architects

post updated 16 December 2023 ; 21 December 2021

Scottish Business District

Location: central Glasgow, Scotland

Design: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)

Broomielaw Development

Client: Glasgow & Oriental

Facility: Mixed use development

Size: 14,000sqm

Status: Masterplanning

This KPF masterplanning design was one of the first design competitions won by KPF’s London division.

The architects were Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) is an American architectural firm that provides architecture, interior, programming and master planning services for clients in both the public and private sectors. KPF is one of the largest architecture firms in New York City, USA, where it is headquartered.

KPF was founded in 1976 by A. Eugene Kohn, William Pedersen, and Sheldon Fox, all of whom coordinated their departure from John Carl Warnecke & Associates, among the largest architectural firms in the country.


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 Offices project designed by make architects, London:
Broomielaw Glasgow
picture from architect office
Glasgow Business District Building design by make architects.

Atlantic Quay – Broomielaw offices

River Clyde

Glasgow School of Art
Glasgow School of Art
photo © Adrian Welch

According to the 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.

River Clyde Architecture

Major Strathclyde Building Designs – selection:

Also on the Broomielaw is the Scottish Enterprise Glasgow (SEEL) building that looks onto the River Clyde

BBC Scotland, 40 Pacific Quay, G51 1DA – south side of the River Clyde
Design: Devid Chipperfield Architects with Keppie Design
BBC Scotland

Science Centre Glasgow, 50 Pacific Quay, G51 1EA
Design: BDP Architects
Science Centre Glasgow

Glasgow Tower
Glasgow Tower

Festival Park Apartments Building, south side of the River Clyde, Govan
Design: RMJM Architects
Festival Park Apartments

Imax Cinema
Glasgow Imax Building
photo © Adrian Welch
Glasgow Imax

Custom House Quay
Design: RMJM Architects
Custom House Quay

Broomielaw building

Clydebank Rebuilt

Glasgow Building Designs

Contemporary Glasgow Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Custom House Building Renewal
River Clyde of Artisan's Custom House development near the Broomielaw
image courtesy of Artisan Real Estate
Glasgow Custom House Development

Solasta Riverside Building Buchanan Wharf
Solasta Riverside Building Buchanan Wharf flats near the Broomielaw
image courtesy of Drum Property Group
Solasta Riverside Building Buchanan Wharf

Buildings / photos for the Broomielaw DevelopmentScottish Business District in Glasgow page welcome

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