The Venture Building, Glasgow

an exercise in affordable sustainability

haa design worked with developer Speyroc Limited to design a speculative 30,000 sqft office and research development building in the West of Scotland Science Park, Glasgow. This was haa design’s third project with Speyroc.

Once again, the brief called for a highly sustainable design, efficiently planned and highly adaptable, for a range of tenant types and sizes, all built to a modest budget. The design is a development of ideas first explored in the Torus Building, employing a central atrium to draw in light and air as well as connecting the front and back of the building. It was very quickly let following completion, has remained fully let, and appears to be popular with its tenants.

The award winning development achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and an ’A‘ rated Energy Performance Certificate. Sustainable features include a 15 kW wind turbine, air source heat pumps serving under floor heating, entirely natural ventilation, and a fully glazed roof to a multi-functional atrium space.

In 2015 the project received a Scottish BCO award in the ‘Commercial Workplace’ category.

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