An exercise in “holistic sustainability” – the renovation and extension of Scotstoun House combined several challenges – modification of a listed 1960’s building, reconfiguration to meet flexible working; maximum sustainability within a 1960‘s framework and a discerning client in the form of Arup Scotland.
haa design‘s involvement started with an analysis of the building’s ability to be re-invented in the face of changing business needs. The extended and modified building has achieved an unprecedented BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating within a beautiful, flexible and responsive working environment and re-interpretation of the Arup philosophy. The project was completed on programme and on cost and re-established its place within the Arup oeuvre of quality architecture.
The project received a National BCO award in 2011 for ‘Projects Up To 2,000 sqm’ and was shortlisted in 2015 for the National BCO ‘Test of Time’ award.