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project: conversion of great eastern hotel & land adjacent to form 108 flats
client: ccg
cost: £8 million
location: 100 duke street, glasgow
architect: alan grant
completion date: august 2010


The conversion of the existing "Listed B" Great Eastern Hotel into 60 no. flats involved several significant design challenges to be overcome. The existing concrete floors are the first of their kind in Scotland & to avoid penetrating these, new circulation towers were introduced outwith the building envelope to the rear elevation. The original stained glass windows to the ground floor were reproduced accurately, while car parking was incorporated within the basement level.  The project was procured through a joint venture development involving Milnbank Housing Association Ltd & CCG (Scotland) Ltd. Funding was a combination of HAG from the Scottish Government and private funding from the developer's own resources.

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