Spectrum Building

Blythswood Street | Glasgow


Spectrum Glasgow SPV Ltd


Form Design

M&E Designer

Troup Bywaters & Anders

Civil & Structural Designer


Contracts Manager

Craig McCann


MPACT were appointed to convert two ground floor retail units within the Spectrum Building in Glasgow into an extended reception and arrival space.

The premise of the project was to create a spacious, inviting arrival space for staff and visitors with a focus on sustainability and mental wellbeing with cycle storage and showering facilities.

To increase occupant connectivity to the natural environment, biophilic design was emphasised throughout the space with natural daylight, planters and moss walls to juxtapose the modern feature lighting and bespoke concrete elements.

The entrance area was designed to be a multi-functional space, with each space having a specific intended purpose. Included in the design is a reception desk, a kitchenette, both collaborative and private working spaces, and social seating. A special feature of the space was the bespoke Living Concrete wall panels with the client logos at both the reception area and lifts.

The clever use of lighting and textures allows each of these spaces to feel separate from one another yet keeping a strong connectivity between them. The harmonious palette of subtle greys, greens and warm pinks creates a sense of wellness and a calming aesthetic.