St Andrew Square Glasgow Lofts, Apartments Property Development, Flats

St Andrews Lofts, Glasgow

Alba Town Building, Strathclyde, Scotland design by Page Park Architects

22 Sep 2006

Work Begins on St Andrews Square Building, Glasgow

Issued on behalf of Alba Town

St Andrews Apartments

Urban regeneration developer, Alba Town, has begun construction on a £14 million development which will complete the transformation of St Andrews Square, in Glasgow.

The 20,000 sq ft development will feature fifty-two luxury flat and loft conversions as well as 20,000 sq ft commercial space. The new accommodation will be marketed as St Andrews Apartments and the renovated accommodation will become St Andrews Lofts.

St Andrews Lofts
St Andrews Apartments picture from Alba Town

Alba Town has established a strong reputation in the area having completed the first phase of College Heights on Bell Street in 2005 and recently launching the first phase of The Merchant Building, a landmark building which looks out towards the iconic Tolbooth.

The new development has been designed by architects Page and Park, and will transform the final corner of this attractive square which also features St Andrews in the Square, regarded as one of the finest classical churches in Britain. Work is expected to be completed by summer 2007.

St Andrews Apartments will be an entirely new structure on a site which formerly housed a manufacturing warehouse which had fallen into a state of disrepair. The accommodation will comprise mainly two bedroom apartments with a limited number of one and three bedroom accommodation.

The existing building, formerly the Lawson Fisher department store, will be transformed into St Andrews Lofts which will feature industrial-styled loft apartments, with high ceilings and exposed walls, each one an expansive 1000 – 1200 sq ft.

The ground floor and first is available for commercial use. However, the entire first floor of the loft building has already been purchased by the building’s architects, Page and Park, and will become its new headquarters.

Andrew Borthwick, Managing Director, Alba Town said: “We are very pleased to be commencing work on St Andrews Apartments and St Andrews Lofts. It is a development that we hope will provide a catalyst to stimulate and encourage further regeneration in this area. By mixing commercial space with residential we feel we can extend the core city centre, opening up the east of the city to create a vibrant and cosmopolitan neighbourhood.”

David Page, Partner, Page and Park said: “This important project will bring to fruition the fruits of a 15 year old plan to redevelop the city around St Andrews Square. Once again this exquisite church, now a music centre, will be framed by active buildings, further contributing to the transformation of the east end of the city. Our own practice’s commitment to the area and project can be summed up by the relocation of our 30 strong office to the development in the new year.”

Fifteen apartments have been sold off-plan.

For further information on St Andrews Lofts and St Andrews Apartments or the commercial space available call Alba Town on 0141 552 4000

St Andrews Square Building information : issued on behalf of Alba Town by KDMedia 220906

Alba Town building : College Heights, Bell Street

St Andrews Square Context

The Merchant Building for Alba Town :Glasgow Cross

Alba Town

Alba Town has been set up by Andrew Borthwick, an entrepreneur who has worked on a number of building and construction projects.
Alba Town developed its regeneration expertise having worked on a variety of projects in Leith, Edinburgh during the 80’s, including the development of whisky bonds and warehouse buildings.

The Merchant Building, situated on the Gallowgate, is the flagship development for Alba Town.
Alba Town has worked with a variety of leading professionals including Ogilvie Construction and Gholami Baines.

St Andrews Square Church

Buildings in Glasgow

Briggait Centre : Nicoll Russell Studios
Briggait Centre Glasgow
photo : Andrew Lee

Tron Kirk Glasgow
Tron Kirk Glasgow
photo © Adrian Welch

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