New Olympia House Bridgeton, Clyde Gateway building refurbishment, Architect, Regeneration Project Design

New Olympia House in Bridgeton Development

Glasgow Development, Strathclyde, western Scotland – Urban Regeneration Company

7 June + 23 May 2022

Clyde Gateway begins work on £1.67m refurbishment of iconic New Olympia House in Bridgeton

New Olympia House in Bridgeton, Glasgow

New Olympia House in Bridgeton, Clyde Gateway

Clyde Gateway, Scotland’s most ambitious regeneration project, is investing £1.67m to breathe new life into the landmark Olympia House building in the heart of Bridgeton Cross, creating 350 sqm of modern and flexible commercial office space.

In what will become New Olympia House, contractor Redpath Construction Ltd will oversee an extensive refurbishment of the two storey red sandstone building that retains conservation elements while also creating open-plan floors, a double height upper floor, a new public entrance and installing a platform lift to improve accessibility.

Located on Olympia Street, just off London Road, New Olympia House is a former Salvation Army Citadel and will be able to accommodate 20 full time or equivalent jobs in the area.

Clyde Gateway purchased the former headquarters of the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland in December 2020.

New Olympia House in Bridgeton, Glasgow

The new offices are likely to appeal to finance, creative or digital companies, similar to the occupiers Clyde Gateway attracted to their nearby Albus building, including Made Brave, Pebbles Media and Cloud Cover IT.

Clyde Gateway’s chief executive Ian Manson said: “It’s great to see work starting on transforming another historic building in Bridgeton and adding new premises to bring more jobs to the country’s fastest growing business hub.

“While preserving its heritage and original features, New Olympia House will be a contemporary commercial space that has exceptional walking, cycling and public transport links, with regular trains serving the adjacent Bridgeton station.

New Olympia House in Bridgeton, Glasgow

Susan Cardwell, Redpath marketing and business development manager, said: “This will be a challenging and exciting project that will transform a well-known building in Glasgow into a modern office setting, while retaining all of the character of the original Olympia House.

“Redpath is currently delivering a refurbishment of Bridgeton Health Centre and we are looking forward to beginning work at New Olympia House to support the continued regeneration of Glasgow’s East End.”

Clyde Gateway
Established in 2008 following the announcement that Glasgow was to hold the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Clyde Gateway has seen over £1.5 billion invested in the area from both the public and private sector.

Redpath is a leading Scottish regional contractor, specialising in refurbishment, interiors and construction projects across the central belt.

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Clyde Gateway Industrial Unit
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