Ryden has launched the marketing for City of Glasgow College's portfolio of five buildings. The properties are being released by the College due to its relocation to a new purpose-built City Centre Campus.
The most recognisable is the 14-storey North Hanover Street building which overlooks George Square and still sports the pink ‘People Make Glasgow’ branding of the Commonwealth Games.
Ewan Cameron of Ryden, said: “The North Hanover Street tower is Glasgow’s most prominent city centre building. It has great potential for conversion into any number of uses, and for a comprehensive development to improve the use of the site and the surrounding streetscape and public realm, which is hugely exciting for us and for the City. The appetite for development opportunities in Scotland is growing with some momentum now and I’m sure we will get enquiries from both within the UK and internationally.”
Recently celebrating its 50th birthday, the building was completed in 1964 as part of a visionary post war movement to create education facilities as towers, combining modernist and international styles of architecture. At that time it was the tallest building in the city centre and it is still a prominent feature of the city’s skyline. It remains virtually unchanged from its first construction and has been used for educational purposes throughout its existence.
The adjacent Charles Oakley building in Cathedral Street was completed around the same time to a similar style and will also attract strong interest for a range of uses.
The three further properties are located in Florence Street adjacent to the College’s new Riverside Campus, and Rogart Street and Dornoch Street in Bridgeton. They are likely to attract local interest.
City of Glasgow College will migrate to its new purpose-built City Campus in the summer of 2016, paving the way for these ideally located buildings to be regenerated for alternative uses.