LEADING property developer, Soller Group, has submitted a planning application to Glasgow City Council for the 270,000 sq.ft. Phase 2 of its Grade A Carrick Square office development.
With full planning in place for Phase 1 of Carrick Square, Soller Group’s application represents a strong confidence in Glasgow’s commercial property sector and is likely to generate in excess of 3.000 jobs throughout the lifecycle of the project.
Designed by Glasgow-based Mosaic Architecture + Design, the proposal for the second phase of Carrick Square is the latest advancement in the masterplan to revitalise the Broomielaw and will sit in the heart of Glasgow’s International Financial Services District (IFSD).
Located between Brown Street and Carrick Street, Carrick Square will replace Glasgow City Mission’s building, Carrick House – the former GAP Group Headquarters and another small premises.
The second phase of Carrick Square, which will include a new public realm linking Brown and Carrick Streets, will comprise 17 column-free floors of around 17,000 sq.ft. each around a central core, with a landscaped plaza to the North, which can accommodate outdoor events and gatherings.
The building will also offer Southern aspects and a roof terrace with panoramic views. A double-height entrance foyer will offer break-out and meeting spaces as well as being A rated for Energy Performance. Carrick Square will also strive for market leading scores in Carbon efficiency (both during construction and also in operation), NABERS and BREEAM accreditation, Wiredscore and Well ratings.
Nick Treadaway, founder and CEO of Soller Group, said: “Our submission of a planning application for Phase 2 of Carrick Square is a clear statement of our confidence in Glasgow’s unquestionable ability to bounce back from a challenging couple of years.
“This new phase represents another significant investment into the City and its businesses and people and will not only deliver a world-class new office building to Glasgow, but will generate employment not only on site but for the multitude of businesses that together bring large scale developments to life.
“Carrick Square will not only be the next stage in revitalising Glasgow’s business district but it will also support the recovery of the City itself. We hope to be able to start on site in 2023 with the building completed by 2026.”
As part of the project Soller Group has been working closely alongside Glasgow City Mission to explore the possibilities of acquiring a flexible space in an area of the City that is more helpful for its guests.
Soller have been in discussions with Glasgow City Mission for some time regarding their current address. As part of these discussions Glasgow City Mission have made known some of their criteria for an improved base of operations in the city. Charles Maasz, Chief Executive of the charity said: ‘Soller have been working closely with us and have been keeping us abreast of developments at every stage. Soller continue to offer all the help possible as we explore options available to us and consider the wider implications of this development and its impact on our services.”
Neil Haining, Director of Mosiac Architecture + Design, added: “Phase two of Carrick Square will be a significant and impressive addition to Glasgow’s skyline so our design proposals have ensured that it reflects both the heritage and the future of the Broomielaw. The sheer height of the space will create a new landmark, but as well as proposing a thoughtfully designed exterior, occupier wellbeing has been very much at the forefront of this project. South facing aspects, a roof terrace, landscaped outdoor space, cycle parking and tenant facilities have all been integrated into our designs to ensure the very best working environment for occupiers at this exceptional business space.’
Soller Group is active in Glasgow, having completed a 301-bed student accommodation building in Glasgow City Cente now let to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, which is fully occupied and also having recently transacted on a substantial site in Port Dundas Road.