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G1 George Square Also known as General Post Office Building

 

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  • G1 George Square, Glasgow
  • G1 George Square, Glasgow

Other Information

  • The original portion of G1 George Square, formerly known as the General Post Office Building, was designed between 1875 and 1878 by Robert Mathieson, an architect of the H M Office of Public Works for Scotland.
  • Further extensions and modifications by the Office of Public Works were carried out until 1916.
  • By the start of the 20th century, the changing needs of business had made the building obsolete and it was finally closed in 1994 laying empty for almost a decade.
  • The renovation plans by Cooper Cromar feature an additional four storeys added to the roof in the spirit of the rebuilding of the Reichstag whilst the original listed facades of the building are retained and the interiors converted into a modern office environment.

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Architect
HM Office of Public Works in Scotland
Developer
HF Properties
AWG Property Ltd
Renovation Architect
Cooper Cromar

Reference Data

Reference No.
5404
First Uploaded
04-12-2007
Last Editorial Date
05-06-2015
 

Building Location

Address
1 George Square, Glasgow. G1
Council
Glasgow City Council
County
Glasgow
Region
Scotland
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
2007
Construction start date
1875
Completion date
1916
Renovation Date
2010
Heritage Status
Grade I
Style
Neo Classical

Roof Height (AGL)
42.00 *
Floor To Ceiling Height
2.85

Total Floors (O.G)
10
Total Floors (U.G)
2

Market Data

Primary Use
Office
Secondary Use
Retail

Floorspace (sq m)
12,141.00

Metres > Feet

* Estimated Height