Opfer Logan Architects were commissioned by Arnold Clark Automobiles to design and oversee the construction of their new Hyundai Motorcar Complex in Dennistoun, Glasgow. This building is the UK’s largest Hyundai showroom and first of type using the manufacturer’s new international corporate identity.
The complex urban site required a unique layout and the building was designed to provide a display frontage to Alexandra Parade and also the M8 Motorway. The change in level across the site lead to a design solution which organised the building over three levels. Internally, the building is grouped around a central glazed triple volume Atrium space which offers views across from all levels.
The brief required the complex to have a full suite of management and staff offices, showroom display spaces, parts and service departments including valet and car wash facilities. The building has both passenger and vehicular lifts and customers are welcome to view cars on display over all three levels.
INDIAN STREET FOOD RESTAURANT
Internal alterations and bespoke fit out. In collaboration with Four-By-Two, Ciaran Globel & Conzo Throb.
Photography by Susie Lowe
Listed building refurbished to house the offices of OLA. Reception and meeting spaces are divided from the drawing office by use of inhabited wall and glass infills. Existing glazed brickwork has been restored and complement the clean contemporary interior. See more at www.cubiestreet.com
New office premises converted from retail unit provides light and airy open plan working spaces to the ground floor whilst retaining original feature and locating ancillary spaces to the basement including a meeting room which borrows light via a glass floor.
Alteration and extension to an existing car showroom to upgrade and incorporate current franchise requirements. The existing warren of spaces are cleared out and reorganised to introduce light and space.
Branding upgrade exercise which included internal alterations to enhance customer journey. A high quality 3D Model and flythrough was produced to demonstrate this.
A new purpose built training centre for the Glasgow Training Group who provide a wide range of training courses from automotive repair to IT and Health & Safety. To cater for this, the building is split into two parts – IT training and technical training.
The building also has a multifunctional foyer/cafe area which can be adapted from individual seminar rooms to large open plan space for special events.
OFFICES & LABORATORY
Purpose built premises located within a Science Park for a BioSciences company consisting of specialist climate controlled laboratories, offices and a double volume canteen which is used as a social gathering space.
The design involved close co-ordination with the client to provide very specific environments required for their business.
Opfer Logan Architects were commissioned for a partial demolition and extensive refurbishment of a property in Thorntonhall. With our involvement, the brief evolved to that of a new build home on the site comprising of several distinct parts including the main house, a home office, additional guest bedrooms and a swimming pool. The final design created a grand central hallway that serves all parts of the house whilst also allowing different functions of the house to remain separate if so desired. The design and finish of the different functioning areas of the new house were consciously designed to create individual identities whilst maintaining an aesthetic flow between the spaces.
Alteration, extensions and conversion of a traditional farm-house building to provide a high quality residential care home for up to six children with individual en-suite bedrooms, general living facilities, conservatory and staff office.
An inventive design was required to respect the rural character of this property whilst providing a high quality modern solution.
Opfer Logan Architects were commissioned to design a new Regional Automotive Complex. The building floor plate is 6670m2 comprising car showroom, cafe, service department, parts department, valet department, staff facilities and offices. The project successfully addressed sustainable design issues including a substantial ground source heat pump installation to heat and cool the main showroom space together with rainwater harvesting for all non-potable water usage.
Awards Winning Project:
The project was declared Winner in its category for Sustainable Development in the Staffordshire Building Excellence Awards 2009
Complete interior refurbishment of existing car showroom, opening up a warren of internal offices to create a new environment that enhances the customer journey and experience.
CLASS-1 SHELL UNIT
A new build class 1 shell unit was located in a busy but disused site of a former filling station. Challenges of required floor area, parking requirements and delivery access in a relatively small site were overcome by the introduction of a shared space to the frontage.
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