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🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 ScottishPower HQ

Renewable green


Managing 2.5+ gigawatts of green energy, leader in renewables ScottishPower now have a HQ to match their mission. Contrasting with their ageing property portfolio, this modern, functional office is their global base for offshore wind.


📍Location

Glasgow, Scotland


🏢Building Details

  • Completed 2016, largest single-use office built in Glasgow for 25 years

  • 13-storeys + 2-storey basement for underground parking

  • 370,000 sq ft – uniting 1,650 employees previously spread across different sites


👷🏾‍♀️Contractor


✍️Architects & Engineers


🌱Sustainability

  • BREEAM Excellent (74%) + EPC A

  • Built on formerly derelict brownfield site, minimising environmental damage + improving perception of the city from motorway

  • Concrete rather than traditional steel frame = high thermal mass to absorb and release heat in the building for higher energy efficiency

  • HVAC system incorporates a hydro box solution which takes waste heat from offices and uses it to heat water

  • 40% reduction in internal water consumption compared to Building Regulations


🥦 Wellbeing

  • 280-capacity Lecture Theatre

  • Occupational health suite and gym: with cardio, resistance rooms, and dedicated fitness class studio

  • Double-glazed acoustic frameless partitions provide soundproofing and bright open plan feel

  • 16,000 sq ft of whiteboard panels made with magnetic opaque glass provide modern use of walls, encouraging creativity

  • Generous arcade surrounding the building creates a safe, protected walkway and outside shelter


🎈Bonus feature

Due to inclement Scottish weather and building design, a waterproofing membrane was required. The robust ‘liquid applied roofing’ called Elastoflex Solvent-Free has successfully shielded the building during the worst winter weather recorded in decades.


🔗 Check it out

https://pagepark.co.uk/project/architecture/scottish-power-headquarters/





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