New life for city centre Odeon

28 Feb 2013

A new £60m office block development is to replace the old Odeon cinema in the heart of Glasgow.

New office accommodation is being created for up to 1800 workers in a key location in the centre of Glasgow.

Originally a music venue, the theatre on the corner of Renfield Street and West Regent Street attracted chart topping singers and bands in the 1960s, hosting concerts by some of the world's top performers, including Cliff Richard, Dusty Springfield and Roy Orbison along with the Beatles and Rolling Stones.

Costing £60 million, the development is the first Grade A new build of its kind in Glasgow's central business district in almost five years, and will help tackle an acute shortage of quality, modern office accommodation in the city centre.

Shop units on the ground floor are also planned and construction work is expected to be completed in the run up to Christmas next year.

While the developers, Mountgrange and PRUPIM, are demolishing the cinema's red-brick auditorium, the historic white granite art deco facade and foyer on Renfield Street are being saved.Source:

The Evening Times - New look for the old Odeon