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Report - 1 George Square, Glasgow - Dec. 2008


Mr Boombastic
Regular User
Built in 1878, the A-listed Glasgow Central Post Office was the city's postal headquarters until 1995; in 1999, it was bought by Stefan King's G1 leisure group with plans to turn it into a 5-star hotel, but this fell through, and it was sold again in 2005 to partners AWG and HF Developments, for conversion into office space.

Conversion is now almost complete - the facade has been retained, with a new interior built and a new steel cupola. Future Glasgow's brilliant website has images of what the building will look like:


At present, though, and for the past 8 years, it has been a giant billboard:


Allegedly, Mr. King was getting more money in advertising revenue than he would from developing the building, hence the kerfuffle - development did go ahead, though, and this is what it looked like inside in Summer 2007:


So, stuffed full of mince pies and vegetarian turkey, I ventured forth to explore something in Glasgow City Centre - and what could be more central than no. 1 George Square?

The view from the top of the new cupola is absolutely stunning:


The view from the penthouse office suites:


The cupola is surprisingly small, but has wonderful views both North:


And South:


Two cranes tower over the site:


George Square's Winterfest in full swing:


Inside, a few traces of the old building remain on the walls - I hope they save these tiles:


Lower down, though, it's all new:


More pictures, as usual, in my Flickr set...


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