A major flagship project on Glasgow’s south-side, Silverburn was constructed to replace the old Pollok Shopping Centre, as part of the major regeneration works to the area, creating hundreds of new employment opportunities and providing the area with a focal-point for shoppers and diners alike.
The new mall was constructed in phases housing major names such as Marks & Spencers, Debenhams, Next and Tesco in flagship retail outlets.
It comprises some 970,000 sq.ft of retail space, containing over 80 retail units, with 4,500 free car parking spaces, and was constructed as a steel frame structure with concrete plank intermediate floors and clad with stone cladding, zinc cladding, extensive curtain walling and glazed panelling to the roof.
A major new junction of the M77 Motorway was also created to facilitate the increased traffic flow to the area.
The project is something of an iconic architectural landmark in Glasgow!
With such major construction works, a good many constraints required extensive works to realise the project, integrated into the design and planning phases:
Major phased demolition and asbestos removal works of live shopping centre
Extensive site investigation works due to ground conditions / constraints
Extensive existing service provision
Major Reservoir Attenuation works required off-site
M77 Motorway Junction construction works
Multi-storey car park construction
Major remediation works
Extensive ground stabilisation & treatment works
Diversion of existing watercourses with underground culverting
Traffic & access provisions: maintenance of existing shopping centre during works & phased handover
Phased construction of new shopping centre to incorporate flagship brands
Retail Property Holdings, Heery International
approx £200 million
Co-ordination of multiple contracts working in separate areas on-site concurrently
Signficant architectural features included in iconic design including curtain walling, stone & zinc cladding and innovative roofing/pod design
Balancing design & construction of the store with ongoing maintenance issues & operational safety