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Building work set to begin on long-overdue Glasgow offices | 26 April 2013

Developers are getting ready to start work on a new £65 million office block in Glasgow’s city centre, constructionenquirer.com reports.

Building work on the 170,000-square-foot development has stalled for the past year as final issues were ironed out. Planning permission was originally granted to Abstract back in February 2012, but the development has been dogged with issues and delays ever since. Now, with loose ends all tied up, work looks set to begin over the coming days.

Located on Glasgow’s St Vincent Street, the 12-storey building – set to be called St Vincent Plaza – will be situated next to another brand new addition (which recently became the headquarters for ScottishPower). It will also be classified as a ‘Grade A’ office space, becoming one of the very few new-builds gracing the Glasgow skyline to be afforded such status.

Construction of the tower is set to sustain around 250 jobs, whilst its completion should then have the capacity to create thousands more as it attracts international businesses to central Glasgow.

Speaking to business7.co.uk of the long-overdue work, Abstract development director Christopher McPherson explained: “We are delighted to confirm our move to start construction.

“We have been working hard over recent months to finalise various complex agreements to enable this work to commence and we are very pleased to be able to now move forward without any further delay.”

The views expressed in this post are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Qube Global Software. All facts are verified where possible directly by the author.

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