JP Morgan Chase European Technology Hub

Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland

A purpose built development, designed in complete collaboration with JPMC, the building, when complete will be one of 5 global Tech Hubs that JPMC operates.

Osborne+Co. acquired the site with no planning, securing listed building demolition consent and in collaboration with JPMC and the city to design and secure permission for the best possible building that optimised the outcome for developer, occupier and city alike.

Comprising over 270,000 sq ft of state-of-the-art and flexible space with a priority focused on wellbeing, the building will allow JPMC to consolidate all of its existing space in other buildings into one bespoke building, designed by JPMC, for JPMC.

Project summary

GDV: £160m

Sector or building type: European Technology Hub

Total sq footage: 272,000 ft2

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Health and wellbeing benefits

  • End-to-end wellbeing is the integrating theme throughout the design of building, provision of facilities and building operations.

  • Connectivity of occupants to the outside has been maximised with floor to ceiling glazing and activity within the space is promoted through easily accessed stairs. 

  • Active Commuter Support has been delivered with enhanced cycling and shower facilities.

  • Naturally lit workspace with a range of workplace and collaboration settings to cater for neurodiversity developed in collaboration with JPMC, as well as. best in class climate control and BMS to optimise building performance

  • Smart building technology to monitor and manage occupancy, particularly during peak times

Environmental impact

  • The building strives for environmental excellence in terms of design, construction and building operations

  • One of the first developments constructed under Planning Policy CDP 5 (Resource Efficiency) of the Glasgow City Development Plan, which sets strict energy efficiency and CO2 emission performance standards

  • The building is targeting BREEAM Excellent for Fit Out and WELL Gold Certification for Shell and Core. To achieve this, it includes a number of sustainability-focused features including efficient LED lights, responsibly sourced materials and minimised water consumption

  • Logistics plan developed to reduce number of off-site journeys, reduce overall materials removed from site and target of 0% materials to land fill.

  • Range of renewable energy systems to meet low carbon targets and drive towards carbon neutral operational outcomes

  • Increased biodiversity to an urban area with a range of plantings throughout the building

Social impact

  • Commitment from the contractor to provide vocational training opportunities, apprenticeships and. focus on local employment creation throughout development
  • Where possible, supply chain has been secured as locally as possible
  • The site will create amenity for the local community through the revitalisation and animation at ground level of what has been a derelict block for 25 years
  • Significant investment in improved lighting, public realm and public safety initiatives including 24-hour CCTV

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