110 Queen Street is a mixed-use development in the heart of Glasgow City Centre providing 143,000 sq ft of office space over nine floors, with a further 23,000 sq ft of retail space on the ground and mezzanine levels.
Situated in a prominent position on the corner of Queen Street and Ingram Street, the building replaces a 1960s office block opposite the Gallery of Modern Art.
Designed by Cooper Cromar, the external form of the building is provided by a striking contemporary curved glass facade which presents interesting light play and reflections of the surroundings. The curvature of the building makes reference to the curved corner form of the 1839 David and James Hamilton building which formerly occupied the site prior to the construction of the 1960’s building.
The south west and south east corners of the building build upon this historic precedent and deliver an appropriate contemporary and urban response at these important city corners. At a pedestrian and ground floor level the softer building form enhances pedestrian flow and the quality of the new urban realm to the forecourt and perimeter of the building.
Shadbolt were asked to assist on the project, manufacturing and supplying European oak veneered doors, stained with metallic lacquer and pre-finished to a dead matt sheen.
Photography: © McAteer Photograph