Design award for Glasgow office scheme

Posted on by John Cronin

An interior fit-out of a striking office scheme in Glasgow has been recognised at an industry awards event.

At the regional lunch event of the British Council for Offices (BCO), offices within the Capella Building in Glasgow were judged to be the winners of the best fit-out award. Scottish law firm MacRoberts LLP, won the design award for their office interior that was designed by Haa Design. The MacRoberts offices total some 35,000 sq ft of floor space over nearly 4 floors within the Capella Building and Haa designed a colourful and open plan office environment.

Capella BuildingThe Capella Building (pictured) is a 12-storey office scheme with retail floor space at ground level.

Located within Atlantic Quay, the 110,000 sq ft glass structure is the centrepiece building within the International Financial Services District. The speculative scheme was completed in 2009 at a development cost of £26m.

MacRoberts LLP relocated from existing offices in Glasgow to the Capella Building in June 2010. Commenting ahead of the relocation Michael Murphy, Managing Partner said: “MacRoberts have made a very bold decision to secure what we consider to be the best office location in Glasgow for our business.”

MacRoberts agreed to a 15-year lease. Agreed rental prices have not been disclosed though there has been speculation that rents of around £24 / sq ft were probable.

Richard Kauntze, Chief Executive of the BCO, said: “The competition was fierce, and our winners are truly at the forefront of top quality design and functionality. We’re thrilled that Scotland continues to produce first class workspaces and it’s clear to see that the future is bright for Scottish offices.”

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