Works for the first speculative office building in Glasgow since 2015, developed by real estate investment platform FORE, will begin later this month. The 94,000 sq.ft. City Centre Grade A property, named Cadworks, will be Glasgow’s most sustainable building when completed in 2020.
Cadworks will offer expansive 10,000 sq. ft. floorplates, virtually column-free office accommodation, animated ground/first floors, best-in-class changing facilities and a wide range of occupier services. The building replaces traditional underground car parking with high spec cycle, fitness and shower facilities, accessed by the city’s first cycle-in ramp. In addition, it will link with many of the city’s existing and new cycle routes to the city centre and have the highest cycling ratio in Glasgow with 108 cycle racks.
FORE also explained that Cadworks is zeroing in on community values and social awareness, including initiatives such as partnerships with Glasgow’s Universities and social enterprises throughout the construction phase to foster local employment. The aim is to achieve the top ‘Well’ certification and highest connectivity standards, targeting WiredScored ‘Platinum’ accreditation.
FORE managing partner, Basil Demeroutis, said: “Cadworks will be our flagship Scottish development and, as with our other buildings across Europe, we will deliver the highest quality space possible whilst refusing to compromise on our absolute values of ethical investment, sustainable development and, social responsibility.
Ken McInnes of Ryden said: “We’re delighted to contribute to the development of this outstanding building that will attract interest from both indigenous occupiers and international companies looking to locate in the city, helping deliver a sustainable and inclusive economic growth for Glasgow.”
The development is being jointly marketed by Ryden, GVA and Savills.