Tollcross Housing Association Offices, Glasgow

Shared vision and close working relationship between client and architect were key

Tollcross Housing Association Offices, Glasgow.
Tollcross Housing Association Offices, Glasgow. Credit: Andrew Lee

Scotland RIBA Regional Award 2019

Elder and Cannon Architects for Tollcross Housing Association
Contract value: £2.92m
GIA: 1,400m²
Cost per m²: £2,088

This is a rigorously ordered and beautifully detailed solution for a significant site at the end of a tenement block. The open plan offices  are arranged as a series of rising, interconnecting volumes linked by a central sculptural staircase. The result is an elegant and refined building which allows three separate administrative departments to cohabit in a way that encourages crossdisciplinary engagement and dialogue, but without sacrificing acoustic performance. It was evident that a shared vision and close working relationship between client and architect were key to the success of this excellent building.

  • Tollcross Housing Association Offices, Glasgow.
    Tollcross Housing Association Offices, Glasgow. Credit: Andrew Lee
  • Tollcross Housing Association Offices, Glasgow.
    Tollcross Housing Association Offices, Glasgow. Credit: Andrew Lee
  • Tollcross Housing Association Offices, Glasgow.
    Tollcross Housing Association Offices, Glasgow. Credit: Andrew Lee
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