HM REVENUE AND CUSTOMS (HMRC) has been handed the keys to a new building in the city centre which will become their Glasgow Regional Centre.

Around 2,500 staff will begin relocating from a number of existing offices in early 2022 to Building 1 in Atlantic Square, York Street.

It will be the second UK Government hub in Scotland.

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Colin Casse, Locations Programme Director for HMRC, said: “HMRC has a long-standing presence in Glasgow and the surrounding area.

"The UK Government Hub will be our new home in the West of Scotland.

"Atlantic Square is a stunning building which will provide a modern, flexible working environment which can easily adapt and cater for any future changes to our working practices and ways of working.

"We are looking forward to the first colleagues moving into the building next spring.”

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Built by BAM Construction and designed by concept architects Cooper Cromar and BAM Design, the building incorporates the retained Grade A façade of a former warehouse building built by pioneering retailer William Whitley in the 19th century, which sits on James Watt Street.

The design and construction of Atlantic Square has been described as a game-changer for the construction of future public sector buildings.

Using VR goggles the construction and design teams together with HMRC’s estate team, were able to monitor the progress by looking at the building’s digital twin enabling them to understand and plan the building’s operations as well as look at economic efficiencies. The UK Government is now looking to adopt this approach throughout other public sector buildings including hospitals and schools.

Dougie Peters, Managing Director, BAM Properties said: “After a challenging year we are delighted to be handing over the keys to Atlantic Square to HMRC and all the teams involved are very proud of the end result which is an impressive addition to Glasgow’s property landscape.

"It has been pioneering in many ways and without doubt the digital input will change the way forward for building construction.

"HMRC is to be applauded for having the vision and drive to embrace this new way of working which has created so many benefits.”