Green light for Clyde Gateway office restoration



Clyde Gateway has been granted approval to transform a disused gas works in Dalmarnock into office accommodation.

Planners at Glasgow City Council have given permission for the urban regeneration company to convert the former gas purifier shed and adjoining meter house at Poplin Street into five separate office units.

Clyde Gateway is working with Sheppard Robson and Inch Architecture & Design on the development, which also includes a  new access road and landscaping.

Purifier Studios is among just five Victorian industrial buildings remaining in the area.

A statement submitted with the planning application explains: “The unique structure of the adjoining buildings offers an exciting opportunity to develop an innovative space and create a stimulating business environment.

“The office units will be targeted at creative industries, will be designed to accentuate the unique structure, providing flexible internal space.

“The design of the elevations is to enliven the surrounding streetscape and offer where possible active elevations to the urban realm.”

Repair works have already been carried out to the structure, clearing the way for division of the space to form six individual units, each with an entrance lobby, open plan office at ground floor and mezzanine level, toilet and shower/changing facilities, locker storage and break-out spaces. There will be 26 vehicle parking spaces plus bike racks.



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