OFFICES FIT FOR A KING
One of Glasgow’s most distinguished landmark buildings, known as “The Doges Palace” overlooking Glasgow Green, is about to be transformed into office accommodation.
Credential Holdings has already developed the buildings adjacent to the Palace, creating flexible offices and workspaces, and attracting many companies from the creative arts, as well as a new gymnasium and authentic German micro-brewery and restaurant.
Work is about to start on the final phase of construction at Templeton on the Green which will transform the principal Grade A building, designed by Sir William Leiper in 1889 and said to replicate the Doges Palace in Venice, into fully technical, open plan, loft style offices on floor plates of 6,000 square feet, with striking views over the Green to the People’s Palace and the Doulton Fountain. Vertical access from the rear courtyard will be by way of new glazed wall-climber lifts.
A streetscape will be created to the rear of the building which will incorporate a conservatory restaurant and beer garden, overlooking a private courtyard catering for the commercial and residential occupiers. A nursery will also open onsite later in the summer.
“The completion of this last, but not least, of all the seven buildings marks the final chapter of the refurbishment of Templeton which began two years ago and has created a self-sufficient and truly modern lifestyle village.
“The abundance of character features and flexible floor plates, combined with the location and general heritage of the buildings, has attracted a diversity of tenants, from film makers and dance companies to professional firms and charities. The addition of modern lifestyle amenities will greatly enhance the quality of life for occupiers and the surrounding area,” said Marilyn MacMillan, Sales & Marketing Director, Credential Holdings.
Credential Holdings, who acquired the collection of buildings from Scottish Enterprise two years ago, is redeveloping Templeton on the Green at a cost of £22m.