The team at akp are delighted to have secured the extensive refurbishment of the prestigious Category A Grosvenor Building, opposite Central Station in Glasgow.
The Grosvenor Building was designed by Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson as commercial premise in 1860, ravaged by fire and then re-constructed to the original design in 1864. In 1907 it was restructured by James H Craigie who was enlisted to add an extra two storeys to the building. The building was rebuilt as office space, before further redevelopment in 1992. With only the façade remaining it is a seriously under appreciated building considering its history and prominent position.
Alexander Thomson was one of Scotland’s eminent architects who was a pioneer in sustainable building and iconic Greek style for which he is famous.
The building is being refurbished in two phases and is occupied on three floors 1st, 3rd & 6th.
Part 1 – The refurbishment of the office suites on Levels 2, 4 & 5.
Part 2 – The refurbishment of the toilet facilities on Levels 2, 4 & 5, reception area at Ground Floor level & the formation of new shower/toilet facility in the Basement.