West Glasgow site is ‘music to the ears’ of business community
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Sat 09 Jun 12 @ 22:16
Henry Wood Hall.
The current headquarters of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has been brought to market by Jones Lang LaSalle, providing a first-class mixed-use opportunity in Glasgow's west end.
The distinctive Henry Wood Hall building with its elegant Victorian spire, comprises 13,343 sq ft in a total site area of 0.58 acres, offering premises suitable for a wide range of business uses.
The Grade B listed structure is located on the prominent corner position on Claremont Street and Berkeley Street, immediately to the north of Woodside Secondary School, and adjacent to the new central Gurdwara Sikh Temple.
The site is within easy reach of the M8 at junctions 18 and 19 and is well served by a range of modes of transportation including car, rail and bus.
The property comprises a former church building with a modern single storey office extension. The accommodation extends to an approximate net internal floor area of 10,839 sq ft, with the extension extending to approximately 2,504 sq ft.
In addition there are approximately 30 external car parking spaces and also a modern extension at the rear of the building which offers considerable scope for a new build development to compliment the main building.
Mike Buchan, Director of Jones Lang LaSalle, said: "We are excited to have been appointed to market Henry Wood Hall on behalf of the RSNO. This presents a rare opportunity for a buyer to acquire a stunning location in Glasgow's popular west end.
"We are very confident this building will hit all the right notes with the business community. While it has provided a great administrative base and rehearsal facility for the RSNO, Henry Wood Hall also has many other business prospects. The site would make an ideal location for offices, leisure, performing arts, education use or housing."
Nina Stobie, senior surveyor at Jones Lang LaSalle, said: "The site is an interesting opportunity for a residential development. The existing church building could potentially be converted, and the existing car park facilities may offer a perfect location for a new build development. It may also be possible to split the site and building for both residential and commercial uses."
Henry Wood Hall, formerly the Trinity Church, opened in 1979 following a major restoration programme to convert the Church into premises for Scotland's national symphony orchestra.
After more than 30 years RSNO plan relocate to new purpose-built headquarters between Buchanan Galleries and the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, which will be completed in the summer of 2014.