100 Queen Street shortlisted for national property award

An office refurbishment at 100 Queen Street in Glasgow has been shortlisted for a prestigious British Council for Offices (BCO) national award in the refurbished or recycled category.

The BCO awards recognise the highest quality office developments across the UK. The award ceremony will take place in London on Tuesday 3 October.

BCO judges noted the project successfully overcame problematic issues of retaining a substantial listed landmark building to deliver excellent office accommodation with exceptional attention to detail. They were particularly impressed with the way the team embraced every challenge and overcame each obstacle.

When it reached practical completion in December 2016 the building totalled 54,000 sq ft across seven floors of office accommodation above retail space on the ground floor.

The office space has been let to spirits company Edrington, accountancy firm Mazars and Lindsays solicitors who completed their move into the building this week. Retail space has been let to Castle Fine Art with active interest in the remaining units.

Hunter Esson, Chief Executive of developers Esson Properties said: “I am delighted our refurbishment of this building in Glasgow has attracted national attention and I am very much looking forward to attending the awards event in London next week to represent Scotland. Creatively refurbished space, completed to an excellent standard, is in demand in Glasgow, especially while the pipeline of new build office development continues to be limited.”

Only one floor of office space within the building remains vacant.

Joint letting agents are Knight Frank and Ryden.