177 Bothwell Street reaches for Glasgow’s skyline

HFD Group’s 177 Bothwell Street – set to be Glasgow’s largest single office building – has reached its first construction milestone, as the project begins to rise from the ground.

HFD Construction, the group’s in-house construction division, has successfully finished slipping the core, providing the backbone of the building. Work will soon begin on erecting 177 Bothwell’s Street’s steel frame as the project continues to take shape, with completion expected in Q2 2021.

Developed by HFD Property Group, 177 Bothwell Street is the second and final phase of its wider Bothwell Exchange development, offering around 313,000 sq. ft. of exceptional Grade A office space over 13 storeys. Among a host of impressive features, the property will include an 8,000 sq. ft. rooftop terrace and running track, along with 318 cycle spaces and electric vehicle charging points for commuters.

177 Bothwell Street is set to achieve a series of industry-recognised accreditations. It is the first development in Scotland to receive a ‘Platinum’ WiredScore certification, ensuring future occupiers will have the best connectivity available, while it will also be highly sustainable by targeting an EPC rating of ‘A’ and BREEAM ‘Excellent’ standard.

CYBG, the owner of Virgin Money, has already signed a long-term lease at 177 Bothwell Street, while HFD Group’s serviced office business will take more than 65,000 sq. ft. on the building’s ground, first and second floors.

David Shearer, Managing Director of HFD Construction, said: “Slipping the core is the first major construction milestone for the 177 Bothwell Street project. We are delighted with the progress of construction so far and the building will continue to rise into the sky over the next few weeks and months.”

Stephen Lewis, Managing Director of HFD Property Group, added: “The building has been very well received by the market and we’re encouraged by the volume and quality of enquiries we’ve had so far, in addition to the pre-letting already secured. 177 Bothwell Street is going to provide Glasgow’s thriving businesses with the quality office space they need to help them attract and retain the best talent, while supporting their growth ambitions.”