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The Evolution Of Intercity House

One of the most hated buildings in Glasgow, the AA's former Scottish headquarters which stands right next to the Central Station, is currently being demolished so it can be replaced with a gleaming new glass office block designed by Cooper Cromar.

Thanks to the joy of being situated in such a prime location, Buccleuch Property is speculatively pushing the nine-storey scheme called Evolution House to go ahead despite the current economic worries.

Once built it will have about 6,000 square metres of office space, 500 square metres of ground floor retail space, and basement parking for 18 cars.

The design features a simple eight-storey rectangular clad glass block floating above the recessed ground floor with a shallow arm off it. Some visual interest is added via the use of a curving six-storey wing that runs alongside it and follows the street line.

This will be clad in full height glass for the occupiers of each floor to enjoy but with natural stone framing each level and giving some differentiation to the facades. The shallow wing intersects with this and is also framed to create a couple of vertical lines that run up the side of the building.

Above the curving section, the building offers a roof terrace for those who fancy a breath of fresh air in the very centre of Glasgow.

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