AHR has completed the refurbishment of Network Rail’s new Glasgow headquarters. The £1.8 million project at 151-155 St Vincent Street involved the reconfiguration and fit-out of a 1980s office block in central Glasgow.
AHR’s Glasgow team fitted out six floors of the eight-storey building, totalling 3960 sq m of high spec office accommodation. Large open plan offices, staff meeting rooms and break-out spaces deliver a high degree of workplace flexibility. A deli bar and meeting room suite on the sixth floor benefit from views across the city.
AHR took particular care to specify products with strong environmental credentials. Recycled timber is used throughout the headquarters to striking effect and the carpet is made from 100% recycled solution dyed-nylon.
The refurbishment of the headquarters was a fast track project, completed in less than 12 months during 2014. The first phase was completed in November 2014, allowing phased occupation. It ran alongside Network Rail’s refurbishment of their offices at George House and AHR collaborated with the in-house architect to agree a similar palette of materials across two unique designs.
Lynn Amabile, Architect at AHR who led the project, said: “The strong design concept created for the project, ‘Earth Strata’, has allowed for a unique yet harmonious design to each floor, aiding the orientation of users throughout the building, while creating a contemporary workplace with a number of feature breakout areas. These areas, along with the office as a whole, have been very well received by the staff at Network Rail, who settled into their new space effortlessly.”
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