Multiplex lands £140m Glasgow office job

Grant Prior 2 years ago
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Multiplex has landed the main contractor role on a £140m office scheme on Glasgow’s Argyle Street.

Property and investment firm Osborne+Co has confirmed the appointment on its 270,000 sq ft development designed by local architects Cooper Cromar.

Multiplex will transform the currently vacant site into Grade A office space across 13-storeys with work expected to be completed in summer 2022.

Demolition of the site’s existing buildings was completed in December 2019, with ground preparations underway prior to the closure of sites in accordance with Scottish Government guidance.

Multiplex will be responsible for every aspect of the build, including integrated fit-out works to the occupier’s specification.

Will Hean, development director at Osborne+Co, said: “We have an existing and trusted relationship with Multiplex, who constructed our HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank developments in Dubai to an incredibly high standard, so appointing Multiplex on this significant contract was a straight-forward decision.

“Their attention to detail and ability to work to rigid timescales, particularly throughout a difficult time in the market, gives us great confidence that Multiplex is the right company for the job as we strive to accelerate our investment within the city.

“We have worked closely with Glasgow City Council, relevant stakeholders and the local community to ensure our vision upholds the wider city strategy and we have pinpointed Glasgow as our focus for future development; the city offers swathes of opportunity in terms of talent, innovation and diversity that Osborne+Co is committed to enhancing.”

Callum Tuckett, Chief Operating Officer at Multiplex, said: “We are very pleased to continue our strong relationship with Osborne+Co by partnering with them on this exciting development, which will bring great benefit to the city of Glasgow.”

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