Opfer Logan Architects were commissioned by Arnold Clark Automobiles to design and oversee the construction of the Group's new Office Headquarters and Car Showroom Complex at Hillington in Glasgow. The building accommodates 500 staff who are catered for on-site at The Hub, a purpose designed and fully equipped franchised kitchen and Café facility. The result is a state-of-the-art bespoke office complex which properly fulfils the client’s requirements. The commission also included the design and construction of Arnold Clark’s Flagship Renault Showroom which is the largest in the UK. This is a stand-alone facility with full suite offices and is linked via main reception foyer.
Site Area: 4.4ha
Gross internal floor area: 10,220m2 (110,007 sq ft).
Gross internal floor area (Offices): 7,223m2 (77,748 sq ft).
Gross internal floor area (Car Showroom and Departments): 2,997m2 (32,259 sq ft).
Procurement: Traditional contract with full Design Team and Architect as lead consultant. An enabling contract was let as a pre-phase to carry out demolition works, site clearance and to establish the presence of any problems arising from ground conditions. Thereafter, the main project was competitively tendered and then converted into a Maximum Guaranteed Price Contract following negotiations with the successful tenderer.
Contract Value: £12m