Work begins to transform one of Glasgow’s most loved buildings

CGI of McLellan Works exterior
CGI of McLellan Works exterior

McLellan Works, the new project to redevelop one of Glasgow’s most recognisable buildings, is underway.

Following recent planning permission, Breckenridge House on Sauchiehall Street will be transformed into a creative workspace for the city.

A Bywater Properties redevelopment, it is in one of Glasgow’s most exciting quarters, home to the CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts), the GFT (Glasgow Film Theatre), Glasgow School of Art and some of the city’s newest, independent businesses.

Theo Michell, Principal at Bywater Properties, said:

“Following planning permission for McLellan Works we’ve been moving quickly to transform and revitalise this iconic building. Bywater is already reinvigorating streetscapes and developments in locations like London, Manchester and Belfast and sees McLellan Works as a brilliant opportunity for dynamic and entrepreneurial businesses to secure their place in the best new space to work in Glasgow city centre.”

“One of our main propositions is for a lobby and large corner restaurant to be the lead food and drink offerings, ideally local, independent and maybe from somewhere like Glasgow’s Finnieston scene. As part of the revitalised Sauchiehall Street area, McLellan Works will be a vibrant and creative location, with a full after work offering for people, right on their doorstep.”

McLellan Works holds a unique place in Glasgow city centre as one of the few remaining commercial spaces to span a whole block. With large, modern open plan spaces alongside retail and leisure spaces at street level, McLellan Works can provide small suites alongside full floor spaces, reflecting Glasgow’s demand for flexibility. This mix of retail and food and beverage businesses accommodates a work culture that often runs from breakfast through to the evening. McLellan Works is a gateway to the McLellan Galleries and GSA, with a stunning lobby area which has potential to be a meeting space and home to an independent food and drink business.

The transformation of the interior is expected to be completed by early 2020 by which time key tenants will have had a chance to secure a space in time for the building becoming fully operational.

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