New lease of life for Victorian building

A VICTORIAN building in the east end of Glasgow has been converted into office and studio space.

The building – which had been used as a ‘gas purifier’, back in the day – has been converted for the urban regeneration agency, Clyde Gateway.

Based in the Dalmarnock area of the city, the building is one of the few Victorian ones remaining in the district.

The conversion was carried out, courtesy of the Scottish Government’s Regional Capital Grant Fund.

The architects were INCH Architecture + Design and Sheppard Robson. The contractor was Clark Contracts.

Says Clyde Gateway, here: “The Victorian structure has been sympathetically preserved, with the protective coatings on the cast iron and brickwork conserved.  The building has a new roof and has been restored into one of the city’s most striking new business locations.”

The £9m project – called EastWorks – is described as a “creative business hub”, with over 30,000 sq ft of space.

Of the five office spaces available, two have already been accounted for. The building has been hooked up with a district heating system – from renewable sources (here), set up also by Clyde Gateway.

Picture credit: Simple Photography

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