Colliers International and Clyde Gateway Developments Limited have launched what is believed to be the first 3D interactive iPad app for a new-build office building in Scotland. The app offers prospective tenants and agents the opportunity to tour The Albus, and experiment with a range of finishes and layouts. Currently under construction, the three-storey development at 110 Brook Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow is due to be completed later this year.
The app, which uses images rendered from architectural plans, hands future tenants full control of five interactive ‘cameras’, with 360 degree views. With animated people providing a sense of scale, office layouts and finishes may be altered, including floor and wall finishes. An external camera, with a night-time view, is also included.
Matt Bellshaw, Associate Director of Colliers International, property agents and advisers to Clyde Gateway, said: “The Clyde Gateway app provides a fresh and innovative approach to marketing a property that is still under development. By taking visualisation to an advanced 3D level, we are giving tenants a tool to assist visualisation and provide inspiration to create their own work environments. Having studied computer science, I’m a bit of a ‘geek’ and worked closely with sub-consultants Wireframe to help produce a powerful marketing tool, which reflects the innovation and creativity that has already been designed into this building.”
Fionna Kell, Senior Manager – Inward Investment & Property Marketing with Clyde Gateway, said: “The App is a demonstration of Clyde Gateway’s commitment to providing property solutions that directly meet the needs of businesses.  The Albus building itself offers contemporary and efficient business space and our marketing approach using this app reflects this.  Our on-going pipeline of development opportunities across Clyde Gateway will continue to deliver our commitment to maximising business efficiencies for our occupiers.”
The Albus, with its prominent concrete and white brick façade, is a statement in contemporary architecture and is being built on previously vacant yard space. Designed to a BREEAM rating of Very Good and ‘B’+ EPC rating, the 20,000 sq ft building is flexible and suitable for single or multiple occupancy across three floors, with units starting at 2,000 sq ft. Bridgeton benefits from excellent rail and road links, with The Albus providing occupiers generous car parking and access to the latest superfast high speed internet. Funding for the building was provided by the Scottish Government.
The free iPad app is available to download from the App Store or alternatively by following this link.