A landmark building in Glasgow’s East End is set to receive a £1.67m refurb creating 20 jobs in the area once the project is complete. 

Olympia House, a former Salvation Army Citadel at the heart of Bridgeton Cross, will be converted into 350 sqm of commercial office space thanks to the investment by Clyde Gateway.

The two-storey red sandstone building will be made more accessible with a platform lift, open floorplan, and new public entrance by contractor Redpath Construction Ltd.

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Susan Cardwell, marketing and business development manager for Redpath, said: “This will be a challenging and exciting project that will transform a well-known building in Glasgow into a modern office setting, while retaining all of the character of the original Olympia House.

“Redpath is currently delivering a refurbishment of Bridgeton Health Centre and we are looking forward to beginning work at New Olympia House to support the continued regeneration of Glasgow’s East End."

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The ambitious regeneration project by Clyde Gateway is expected to bring 20 full time or equivalent jobs to the area.

Ian Manson, chief executive for Clyde Gateway, said: “It’s great to see work starting on transforming another historic building in Bridgeton and adding new premises to bring more jobs to the country’s fastest growing business hub.

“While preserving its heritage and original features, New Olympia House will be a contemporary commercial space that has exceptional walking, cycling and public transport links, with regular trains serving the adjacent Bridgeton station."

The new offices are compared to Clyde Gateway’s nearby Albus building, which attracted offices from the finance, creative, and digital sectors.

Clyde Gateway purchased the former headquarters of the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland in December 2020.