The UK’s leading charity for people’s mental health, the Mental Health Foundation, is to become a flagship tenant in McLellan Works, Glasgow’s newest, innovative mixed-use development. The development, recently completed by Bywater Properties, is transforming Sauchiehall Street in the city centre by creating a space built around renewable energy and a range of practical sustainability initiatives.
Fronting onto the North side of Sauchiehall Street, between Dalhousie Street and Rose Street. McLellan Works shares its entrance with the McLellan Galleries, currently occupied by Glasgow School of Art. McLellan Works faces onto the recently completed “ Sauchiehall Avenue”, the pilot project for the Glasgow City Region City Deal Avenues Programme which will enhance connectivity and active travel opportunities throughout city centre.
The idea behind the Avenues Programme stems from the City Centre Strategy (CCS), which outlines the strategic vision for the city centre: one of an attractive, active neighbourhood, able to foster a thriving civic life, enhance the overall quality of life, and promote economic growth. Underpinning the CCS is its core priority: a people-centred approach to city centre regeneration.
The Mental Health Foundation’s Scotland team and its visitors will be able to enjoy beautiful, well-designed, sustainable spaces created for the office tenants, in an environment designed for all day working and living.
Daniel Mead, Head of Asset Management at building owners Bywater Properties, said:
“Bywater Properties is proud to have created McLellan Works as a dynamic place in which to work, collaborate and socialise. We’re especially pleased that the Mental Health Foundation will soon be carrying out its vital work helping people to understand, protect and maintain good mental health from Glasgow’s most exciting and creative new workspace.
“They’re just one of the many new organisations bringing innovation and energy back into Glasgow’s city centre. Our new tenants are already enjoying the results of this sustainably-led redevelopment and its place at the heart of Glasgow City Council’s Avenues Project.”
Lee Knifton, Director of the Mental Health Foundation Scotland and Northern Ireland, said:
“The Mental Health Foundation Scotland team is excited to be moving into McLellan Works. After almost two years of home working, we are looking forward to in person collaboration and team working in a bright, modern space. Sustainability was important to us when looking for a new office and we hope to continue to incorporate greener work practices within our team.”
Recently three other businesses, Anime Limited, Loud Mouth Media and Heb Homes, moved into McLellan Works’ office spaces. And on the ground floor beside the building’s main lobby food takeaway Sprigg is about to start serving its much-loved healthy salads, snacks and drinks.