Olympic House, Glasgow

Olympic House, Glasgow

Key Facts

Year Completed

2010

Architect

SDA Architects Ltd

Value

£7m

Client

Ropetune Limited

Build Type

Refurbishment

Breeam Rating

n/a

BWB were appointed as structural engineers for the refurbishment and conversion of this grade B listed building in the centre of Glasgow. The project comprised the conversion of a former office block into 45 luxury apartments including a single storey roof top extension.

A lightweight timber frame was adopted for the top storey to minimise any strengthening of the existing frame which was one of the first examples of steel frame construction in the world.

The project was delivered on time and within the budget.


Key Challenges

The main challenges included:
- analysis of the existing historic structure including materials testing
- city centre location
- ensuring Historic Scotland constraints and obligations were met

BWB Key Contacts

Dominic Ginty
Dominic Ginty
Associate Director
Olympic House, Glasgow