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1 March, 2024

Two New Clyde Gateway Properties Win Accolades at Scottish Property Awards

Two Clyde Gateway properties have won accolades at the 2024 Scottish Property Awards, including Small Commercial Development of the Year for New Olympia House in Bridgeton and EastWorks for Commercial Architectural Excellence Award.

 

A judging panel of 20 industry experts reviewed and debated all of the Scottish Property Award entries, which spanned over 40 projects, including offices, hospitals, schools, health and community centres, universities, hotels and regeneration sites throughout the country.

 

The event took place last night (Thursday 29th February 2024) at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Glasgow and hosted by comedian and broadcaster, Des Clarke.

 

 

New Olympia House is a £1.7m development built by Redpath Construction that converted a former Salvation Army citadel into a modern and flexible office space in Glasgow’s east end. The design by O’Donnell Brown features a metal tower called the Beacon, inspired by the nearby Bridgeton Umbrella, and exposes the original brickwork and timber. The building is now fully let by Scripture Union Scotland.

 

 

EastWorks, a £9m development that transformed a derelict gas purifier shed into a modern office space and creative hub, was designed by Sheppard Robson and Inch Architecture + Design. It is the first commercial building to be connected to a new District Heating Network that uses renewable energy sources to provide heat and hot water to homes and commercial buildings in the area. The Deputy First Minister, Shona Robison MSP, opened the new space in 2023. Tenants now include ESG specialist Utopi and workspaces available through Red Tree, our established collaborative workspace brand.

 

Martin McKay, Chief Executive at Clyde Gateway said: “Both of these stunning buildings have reimagined old buildings that were being underutilised and ensured they now provide modern, effective workspaces that are fit for the future, yet preserve the features of the original buildings. Winning these prestigious awards is testament to the hard work of Clyde Gateway and our partners in delivering these spaces.

 

“These projects, and the many others Clyde Gateway have developed across Rutherglen, Bridgeton and Dalmarnock, have brought new jobs and investment, as well as new housing and greenspaces for the people that live and work here.

 

Stacey Phillips, Partner at Sheppard Robson, said: Sheppard Robson, working alongside INCH Architecture are delighted to win this architectural award. This is a small but mighty project bringing a new and joyful life into the former gas purifier shed. It was a pleasure to be part of the team and we wish Clyde Gateway and EastWorks continued success in the transformation of Dalmarnock ”

 

Susan Cardwell, Marketing and Business Development Manager at Redpath Construction, said: “Redpath are delighted that NOH achieved the Small Development of the Year Award. It is such a transformational project for the regeneration of Bridgeton and Dalmarnock and it was a privilege to work with Clyde Gateway to deliver it.”