Glasgow’s Iconic Met Tower Transforms into Premier Event Venue and Tech Hub.
Glasgow’s renowned Met Tower, recognized for its unique “upside-down boat” rooftop, is set to be revamped into a 60-person lounge and double-height event space, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows. The major redevelopment project is led by Bruntwood SciTech, a property provider specializing in the science and technology sector.
With a £60 million investment, the company aims to revive the currently B-listed building and turn it into a thriving workspace by summer 2025, after a decade of vacancy. Additionally, a new adjacent building is slated for completion in 2026. Both towers will offer over 200,000 sq ft of serviced and leased office spaces, bolstering Glasgow’s tech industry growth.
Preparatory work on the site has already commenced, and the Met Tower’s construction is expected to begin this winter, pending planning approval.
The detailed blueprint for the technology and digital hub reveals that the existing 14-storey, 110,000 sq ft Met Tower will house serviced offices for teams of two to 40 people, larger leased office spaces, multiple meeting rooms, a 16-person boardroom, flexible breakout spaces, a wellness and treatment room, a grab-and-go café, and a multi-faith room.
The new 10-storey, 95,000 sq ft tower will offer medium to large office spaces, breakout spaces that open into a plaza, a café, retail space, and a roof terrace, with direct access to all Met Tower amenities.
Both buildings will be linked by a double-height atrium, offering wellbeing and leisure facilities such as a workout studio, break-out lounge, showers, changing rooms, a sports kit drying room, and a spacious indoor bicycle storage area with repair and maintenance stations.
The area between the buildings and in front of Met Tower will be transformed into public open spaces, enhancing connectivity to the nearby Queen Street station on North Hanover Street.
Pete Crowther, Property Director of Bruntwood SciTech, said, “Met Tower is the ideal location for a new tech and digital cluster in Glasgow. Its proximity to Queen Street Station, two outstanding universities, and the college makes it a hotspot for collaboration opportunities and access to highly skilled STEM talent.”
Crowther added, “We’re excited to unveil our vision for Met Tower and the new building, offering world-class spaces for tech and digital businesses of all sizes, from startups to global giants, all with equal access to outstanding facilities and amenities. We believe that Met Tower will contribute to Glasgow’s journey toward becoming a world-leading tech hub.”