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Cantilever offices for central Glasgow

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nGlasgow1014A number of high profile schemes are currently under way in Scotland’s largest city including St Vincent Plaza, an efficient building that will provide 15,700m² of Grade A office space spread over 12 floors.

Located in the city’s business district, St Vincent Plaza will feature a prestigious double height reception area and all of the floors will benefit from large flexible column free spaces, due to the structural steel frame only having four internal columns.

The steel frame has been designed around a number of challenging parameters, most notably how and where to put the bracing and how best to incorporate two feature cantilevers.

“The steel frame gets all of its stability from bracing, either located inside a core or around some of the structural bays,” explains Eddie Gray, Struer Director.

The two most visual standout features of the building are the cantilevers, positioned on the south and north elevations. Both are one bay wide, with the southern element cantilevering by 4.5m and the northern by 6m.

Working on behalf of main contractor Bowmer & Kirkland, BHC has erected 1,800t of steelwork for the project which will be completed in June 2015.

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