Esson Properties wins BCO Property Award for 100 Queen Street


100 Queen Street has been named Best Refurbished and Recycled Workplace 2017 at the British Council for Offices’ (BCO) annual Scottish Property Awards.

The seven-storey office and retail building in Glasgow, redeveloped by Aberdeen-based property development and investment company Esson Properties, was recognised as a ‘clear winner’ in the eyes of the BCO judges despite strong competition in the category.  All the Scottish winners will be invited to attend the grand final awards ceremony in London in October.

This latest award is the second Esson Properties has collected for 100 Queen Street. The development won the UK-wide award in the same category in London late last year.

At the BCO Scottish Region Awards ceremony, the judges announced: “This project successfully overcame the problematic issues of retaining a substantial listed landmark building to deliver excellent office accommodation with exceptional attention to detail. The new two-storey extension integrates seamlessly with the existing facade. The team embraced every challenge and overcame each obstacle to create some exceptional office accommodation in the City Centre.”

Esson Properties Chief Executive Hunter Esson said: “We are absolutely delighted that the whole team involved in this project has been recognised by the BCO in producing what some regard as one of Glasgow’s most compelling Grade A office buildings in a commanding location overlooking Royal Exchange Square, directly opposite the Gallery of Modern Art. This award is significant for a building that keeps on delivering.”

100 Queen Street is now home to distillers The Edrington Group who occupy the top four floors as their global headquarters. Other best-in-class occupiers are to be announced soon.

Ryden, Knight Frank and FG Burnett advise on 100 Queen Street, Glasgow.