West Dunbartonshire Council HQ

West Dunbartonshire Council Headquarters

A mixture of new-build office space and Grade 1 listed building/façade to provide a new headquarters for West Dunbartonshire Council HQ in the centre of Dumbarton.

Mixed Use Regeneration - Scotland

Project Overview

The existing Grade A listed façade, designed by William Leiper in 1865, formerly part of Dumbarton Burgh Halls, formed a key element of the design for the new office building. The offices aimed to deliver a 21st-century workplace interior, to create a sustainable and financially viable environment. The design for the new offices ensured natural lighting was maximised and a clear strategy for the future flexibility of the floor plates was secured. Our design provided for the future sub-division of floor plates with minimal future change. Visibility from the floor was designed to provide casual surveillance of surrounding streets, parking and drop-off areas. Open-plan workstations, meeting rooms and support spaces are key features. Support was provided by Historic Scotland and the project included input from Curtins’ CAREs engineer.

Images - Copyright Jim Stephenson 2018

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West Dunbartonshire Council

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The Challenge

The offices aimed to deliver a 21st-century workplace interior, to create a sustainable and financially viable environment.

Our Solution

The design for the new offices ensured natural lighting was maximised and a clear strategy for the future flexibility of the floor plates was secured. Our design provided for the future sub-division of floor plates with minimal future change.

Client Testimonial

“The project sympathetically restored this building while creating modern office space. It has not only played a part in protecting a piece of Dumbarton’s heritage, it has given a huge economic boost to the local Dumbarton town centre”

Iain McLaren, Councillor

Awards

This project secured the Award for Regeneration Project of the Year 2019, at the Scottish Property Awards

West Dunbartonshire Council Office’s

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