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Prime city property is leading light after awards win

NR6588 Spectrum - Interior1 - lr.jpgGlasgow, 22 April 2013 - The Spectrum building, one of Glasgow’s most recognisable office properties, has won a prestigious award for its innovative lighting.

The Spectrum building, distinctive for its stainless steel covering, was recently the subject of a £1.3m refurbishment project by Orchard Street Investment Management. Edinburgh company Kevan Shaw Lighting Design were responsible for the project’s illumination, and won the Workplace Lighting prize at the 2013 Lighting Design Awards in London on 27 March.

The company was praised for helping to create “minimal, linear, clean and bright spaces” and a strengthened street presence for the property, at 55 Blythswood Street. Kevan Shaw Lighting Design was commissioned to work with Michael Laird Architects on the project, which entailed updating interiors and installing an array of LED light boxes on the façade.

Situated in a prime city centre location with direct motorway access, the first and fourth floors of the Spectrum building are currently available for lease.

Mike Buchan, office agency director at letting agent Jones Lang LaSalle, said: “The Spectrum building is one which has always stood out on the Glasgow skyline.

“The work by Kevan Shaw Lighting Design, alongside the project team, has transformed the appearance of the building both internally and externally. The lighting solution has played an integral part in the design solution for the common area refurbishment”

Andrew Jenkins, investment manager at Orchard Street Investment Management, said: “We are delighted with the outcome of Kevan Shaw Lighting Design’s work at Spectrum.

“Their innovative ideas have added significant value to the refurbishment of the building, and made sure it retains its prominence in that part of the city centre.”

Existing tenants at the building include scotcall Ltd, Mortgages plc, Hogg Robinson Group Ltd and Giles Insurance.

The first and fourth floors of the building are available at 9,255 sq ft and 9,400 sq ft respectively. The quoting rent is £21.00 per sq ft, exclusive of car parking. Two car parking spaces per floor can be provided at £2,500 per space per annum.  Jones Lang LaSalle is acting as joint letting agent with Ryden.