Broomielaw Glasgow Development, Kohn Pedersen Fox

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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 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.

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates


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 make project designed by make architects, London:
Broomielaw Glasgow
picture from architect office

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

Glasgow Imax
Glasgow Imax Building
photo © Adrian Welch

Glasgow Tower

BBC Scotland
BBC Scotland
picture from architect

Clydebank Rebuilt

Broomielaw building : SEEL

Glasgow Building Designs

Contemporary Glasgow Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

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

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

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

Broomielaw – Website: – no longer active