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Northern lights inspire refurbishment for Glasgow's Aurora Building

GLASGOW, July 18, 2017 – The reception of an iconic Glasgow office building has undergone a light-inspired makeover costing £380,000 and project managed by JLL.

The Aurora Building, bought for £72.6m in 2015 underwent the refresh after its owners decided to modernise the buildings dated, worn and bland corporate principal entrance.

Originally featuring a natural limestone floor and light stone cladding, the building's owners wanted to introduce colour, texture and good lighting to create a spark of excitement that would lure people to use the entrance as an extension of the business facilities within the building. The refurbishment, based on designs by architects Holmes Miller, was inspired by the building's namesake - the Aurora Borealis.

The new reception area includes a series of unique and classic ring style LED suspended lights forming infinite bands of light floating above the lounge. Lighting was supplied by Kelvin Lighting.

Work completed earlier this year with JLL acting as Project Managers, Holmes Miller acting as Architects and Hulley & Kirkwood as Consultant Engineers.

Built in 2006, the 176,500 sq ft office scheme is located on Bothwell Street within Glasgow's International Financial Services District. Existing tenants in the fully let building include Barclays, AECOM, BNP Paribas, Burness Paull, Marks & Clerk, and Aggreko Plc.

Gordon Rogerson, Associate Director from JLL said: "We're very pleased with the final result at the Aurora Building. Through the clever use of lighting and materials, we've been able to create a new reception which increases the available space and depth, while providing a more contemporary look and feel for occupiers and their employees."