The company behind the ambitious redevelopment of a Glasgow landmark expressed hope that after it was given planning permission for the office and hotel project, its £ 100 million project would attract technology companies.
“People Make Glasgow”People Make Glasgow. The plans include the development of a Class A office space of 120,000 square feet and the construction of a hotel with 260 beds on 11 floors. Via a landscaped plaza which will also be open to the public, the hotel will be linked to the Met Tower.
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“Given the building’s location at the heart of the Glasgow City Innovation District and its proximity to the University of Strathclyde, Osborne+Co is confident that the space will be attractive to both tech firms and other market sectors. Neighboring developments, such as the University of Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Center and Inovo’s buildings, have attracted a large number of tech companies to the area.”Given the location of the building in the heart of the Glasgow City Innovation District and its proximity to the University of Strathclyde, Osborne+Co is confident that the space will appeal to both tech companies and other market sectors. Neighboring developments, such as the Technology of the University of Strathclyde and
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The developer plans to demolish an existing “podium” building facing Cathedral Street to make room for the hotel. A versatile, double-height auditorium space would be underneath the plaza, which Osborne+Co says “could also be suitable for a market hall, co-working space or a variety of highly adaptable meeting rooms and conference facilities in theatre style.”
“The Met Tower is an integral part of Glasgow’s identity and we have worked closely with key stakeholders to ensure our final proposal complements the surrounding area and provides dynamic indoor and outdoor spaces that benefit from its central location next to Queen Street station.” said Will Hean, development director at Osborne+Co.
“This is excellent news and a strong sign of continued investor confidence in the long-term future of the city center of Glasgow,” said Stuart Patrick, chief executive of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce. It is a benefit that the Met Tower office and hotel project is situated within the Glasgow City Innovation District of the University of Strathclyde, and as such is the type of project that will help shape the rising role of Glasgow in the industries of the future.