A £7.5m project at Royal Exchange House for Esson Properties is one of two projects ISG has secured on Glasgow’s Queen Street. The second is at 110 Queen Street, where the contractor will soon start a substantial project for a leading professional services firm. In nearby West George Street, ISG has also been awarded a £2.3m scheme for urban regeneration specialist Whiteburn Projects.
At Royal Exchange House ISG is adding two storeys to create an additional 10,000 sq ft of office accommodation at roof level on the six-storey structure. The building will first require significant structural strengthening and the existing open plan office accommodation will also be refurbished. As the scheme will be delivered within a live environment, the existing basement access route through the building to the neighbouring properties will be maintained during the works.
At 110 Queen Street, ISG will undertake a fast-track programme to fit out new office accommodation on the building’s fifth floor. The company will replace and upgrade mechanical and electrical services and complete an internal fit-out and reconfiguration of the existing space.
At 100 West George Street ISG has already started work on a refurbishment of the existing six-storey office building. More than 19,500 sq ft of open plan office accommodation will be created across the upper four floors, with space on the lower ground and upper ground floors prepared to become a restaurant. ISG will also remodel and refurbish the entrance and reception areas.
ISG regional managing director Andy McLinden said: “There are encouraging signs of growth in the Glasgow office market and securing three projects in such close proximity underlines this positive sentiment. Reinvigorating existing property assets by increasing capacity, remodelling and upgrading accommodation will be a key trend moving forward and ISG is well positioned to take an increasing share of this growing market.”