A landmark Glasgow building has been fully transformed into a new office space with a £1.7m investment. 

Olympia House, a former Salvation Army citadel on Olympia Street in the city's Bridgeton, has been redeveloped to comprise 280 sqm of modern and flexible commercial office space. 

The space was also used as the headquarters of the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland. 

Now known as New Olympia House, the project is expected to create around 30 full-time jobs.

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Built by Redpath Construction and designed by local architects O'Donnell Brown, features of the new internal space include exposing brickwork, roof trusses, and existing timber linings.

Underfloor heating and air source heat pump technology have been installed to improve the energy performance of the building.

The office's design also includes a large metal tower called the Beacon, which serves as a nod to the adjacent Bridgeton Umbrella. 

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New Olympia House was spearheaded by Clyde Gateway, who purchased the building in 2020 and was granted planning permission for the development last February. 

Clyde Gateway's chief executive Martin McKay said: “We bought this iconic building a few years ago because we knew this had great potential to drive investment right into the heart of Bridgeton.

"It is a great space for organisations and businesses to add to the civic organisations that call Bridgeton home.

“A key objective of this project was to ensure that we did not lose the charm of the original building.

"The architects, O’Donnell Brown, and builder, Redpath Construction, have carried out an excellent job whilst updating the space into a modern and energy-efficient workspace.

“Clyde Gateway has refurbished and built a number of properties in the immediate vicinity, bringing businesses and organisations to the area.

"We cannot wait to get new tenants utilising this space too and investing in the East End of Glasgow.”

The National: Artist impressions of the projectArtist impressions of the project (Image: Clyde Gateway)