£35m overhaul plans to bring listed Glasgow building back to life

Applications have been submitted for what is described as an “ambitious” refurbishment in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre.

The redevelopment of 50 Bothwell Street will be led by Mosaic Architecture + Design on behalf of the building’s owner, Orion European Real Estate Fund. If plans are approved, the development will provide modern and energy efficient office accommodation along with a subdivision of ground floor retail, with a new cafe and business hub at street level.

The listed building has been vacant since 2017. Along with comprehensive internal alterations creating a light-filled atrium, the proposals include plans for the redevelopment of the fifth and sixth floors within the roof to create office floorplates and landscaped roof terraces.


At ground level the extension of the public realm will be provided to Bothwell Street providing an enhanced entrance and activation of the street front with a new café and business hub.

The architectural design is a result of a collaboration between Mosaic Architecture + Design and the international design studio 10 Design. The building will be ready for occupation towards the end of 2022.

Richard Low of Orion Capital Managers said the project represents a £35 milion investment in Glasgow at a time of constrained supply of grade A office space.

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Mosaic director Stephen Mallon added: “It is a pleasure to be entrusted with the refurbishment of this important listed building. The project represents a significant investment in both the building and part of the city, which is well deserved.

“The design of the roofscape within the volume of the existing roof should be transformative in terms of the quality of space provided. Allied to the new atrium, this will provide lots of natural light and a vastly improved office floorplate, a true example of sustainable development.”

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