‘Glasgow’s ugliest building’ will be transformed into a technology centre

‘Glasgow’s ugliest building’ will be transformed into a technology centre

Bruntwood Sci Tech has been given permission to refurbish the Met Tower – which has been wrapped in “People Make Glasgow” branding since the 2014 Commonwealth Games – by Glasgow City Council.

The B-listed former Glasgow College of Building and Printing has sat empty for a decade and was bought by Bruntwood, a real estate company working in the science and technology sectors, for £16.2m last year.

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New images show that the technology hub will undertake the redevelopment, which is expected to be completed in time for the building’s opening in winter 2025. It is hoped that “emerging technology and digital universities, start-ups and start-ups” will be located alongside global technology companies, enabling Leads to the creation of an “innovative and collaborative technology cluster.”

Bruntwood will also build a ten-storey tower which will connect to the Met Tower via a new “luxury plaza” space. Between the two towers there will be more than 200,000 square feet of office space.

Enabling work has already begun and construction is expected to begin in the spring of next year. The Met Tower plan includes a flexible rooftop event space for 60 people, a breakout lounge for all startups, corporates and large corporations, and a meeting room for 16 people.

Glasgow Times:

Darron Williams, Director of Construction Consultancy at Bruntwood SciTech, said: “Glasgow is already on track to become a world-leading technology hub and one of the fastest growing clusters in the UK, and with our plans now confirmed, we can’t wait to see the Met Tower become a beacon. For the city’s technology community.

He added that the tower “could not be better placed”, as it is surrounded by “two fantastic universities, an exceptional college, and numerous alternative training providers who will ensure that companies located in the Met Tower can benefit from strong, highly skilled talent”. Swimming pool”.

The Met Tower’s signature “upside-down boat structure” will be retained and converted into a 60-person lounge and event space, with floor-to-ceiling windows, the developers said. There will also be a wellness and treatment room, a café and a multi-faith space.

Glasgow Times:

The new tower has plans for offices, a lounge area, a retail unit and a rooftop terrace. He will also have access to the Met Tower facilities.

Council leader Susan Aitken said the Met Tower project is “a major vote of confidence in Glasgow’s growing reputation as an international hub of innovation, creativity and opportunity”.

“It also recognizes our vision of a transformed city centre, one with new industries and new purposes and where innovation and technology are brought to the heart of city life.”

She added: “The Met Tower has been an icon of Glasgow for 60 years, and Bruntwood SciTech’s investment in this landmark will ensure it remains an icon of the city for generations to come.”

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