Gleeds, has been named project manager and cost manager for a £75m Glasgow city centre development.

Plans include the provision of a 12-storey new build element, incorporating 130,000 sq ft of Grade A office space on Bath Street, as well as the remodelling and refurbishment of a second building, formerly home to retailer BHS.

Improvements to a third premises on Sauchiehall Street will take the total area covered to 240,000 sq ft.

Client for the project is Formal Investments.

A portion of the BHS site has been tabled for demolition to make way for the new building, with the remaining construction set to house around 80,000 sq ft of office space above the existing store site.

Gleeds will help with the appointment of additional consultants as well as managing the entire programme of works once planning permissions have been received. Subject to appropriate approvals, work is expected to begin in summer 2017.

Gleeds director Brian Stevenson said: “This scheme has the potential to completely transform both the commercial and public realms of this part of Glasgow and represents a fantastic opportunity for business across the board.”

News Source: Construction Index