BHS site redevelopment

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BHS site redevelopment

Postby escotregen » Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:10 pm

I can't say that the image of this development at all appeals to me, but it is important that the site is quickly redeveloped. Glasgow can little afford another long-term city centre gap-site like at Argyle St/Trongate.
http://www.constructionenquirer.com/2016/09/01/75m-glasgow-office-plan-for-former-bhs-site/
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Re: BHS site redevelopment

Postby RDR » Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:48 pm

I'm always bemused by the idea we need yet more office blocks when quite a few seem to lie empty.
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Re: BHS site redevelopment

Postby RapidAssistant » Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:41 am

RDR wrote:I'm always bemused by the idea we need yet more office blocks when quite a few seem to lie empty.


Yes, there appears to be a glut if you look at all the "To Let" signs, but the prestigous blue-chip companies that the city is trying to attract are only interested in Grade A office space, that's built to all the latest standards in energy efficiency, connectivity, infrastructure etc. Your Morgan Stanleys of the world ain't going to relocate in some grotty old Brutalist block from 1971.

The older 1970s office blocks - if they can't be let out again - either get demolished, replaced by 21st century ones, or converted into hotels - and there are plenty of examples over the last few years.
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