Lead Partner: Wasps Studios
Other Partners: The Wasps Trusts & Wasps Creative Industries CIC
Project Team: Architects: Nord
Project Manager: Gardiner & Theobald
Quantity Surveyor: Brown & Wallace
Structural Engineer: Dewar Associates
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Ramboll UK
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Glasgow City Centre, Merchant City
Wasps Studios has redeveloped King Street South Block, a 4
storey, 53,000 sq ft Edwardian Building in the heart of the
Merchant City into a cultural and creative industries hub.
Wasps agreed an 80 year lease with Glasgow City Council to
retain the building and radically upgrade the site. They
have increased the number of artists' studios and redevloped
the remaining space into office accommodation for cutural and
social enterprises and new and established creative industries.
Specifically, the building offers:
Rents start from as little as £300 per month for office space
for creative businesses (exclusive of service charge) and charities
and social enterprises (inclusive of service charge).
The money raised by renting space to commercial businesses is
used by Wasps to reduce the rents for artists and social
enterprises to around half the market rate.
Once the building is fully let it will provide space for around
Jan 2011 - Jan 2012
Between 2003 and 2014 Clyde Waterfront was a strategic
partnership comprising the Scottish Government, Scottish
Enterprise, Glasgow City, Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire
Councils. Its purpose was to promote the economic, social and
environmental regeneration of 13 miles of the River Clyde from
Glasgow city centre to Dumbarton.