Rutherglen Links Office Pavilions

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ARCHITECTURE: Commercial/Office/Hotel Building or Project

Company

Keppie Design Ltd

Client

Clyde Gateway Developments Ltd

Summary

No. 2 & 3 Rutherglen Links Office Pavilions are the final phase in the redevelopment of this former industrial brownfield site. They are the last piece of the jigsaw for the Clyde Gateway regenerative masterplan project for the immediate area. The adjacent plots have all been sequentially developed over the last few years for both commercial and industrial use. The site sits neatly alongside the northern side of the M74 corridor in Rutherglen.The Development brief was for two simple high quality office pavilions to provide 15,000 sq ft gross area of flexible speculative office space. Designed over two levels, the buildings are currently split into eight individual units of circa 135-145sq M of lettable area. These smaller units can easily be combined into floorplates of around 280sq M or taken as a whole building if preferred. The project has generous parking to the rear, cycle storage and are located on direct transport routes to and from the city centre.The location is ideal for the new pavilions with a very short walk to both Rutherglen Station and the Town Centre amenities. Rutherglen Links commercial heart is on a perpendicular axis to the Farmeloan Road with the larger Office building ‘1 Rutherglen Links’, developed a few years ago, on one side and these two new office pavilions completing the Avenue on the opposite side.Rutherglen Links Office Pavilions are of the highest Architectural Merit, an exemplar pair of buildings excelling in both placemaking and design quality. They are the final chapter in the regeneration story of this former industrial brownfield site which knit effortlessly into the surrounding area. The simplicity in the design, well considered detailing and complementary palette of quality materials come together to produce truly stunning buildings. The pavilions are a statement of intent, they have the ambition to be here for the long term. A timeless quality to be enjoyed by occupiers and appreciated by the local community.