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Morgan Stanley / HFD Group - Waterloo Street, Glasgow

Case Study


Industry: Real Estate

Project Value: £66 million.

Construction dates: Jan 2016 - Dec 2017

Services provided: MEP, Energy, Sustainability & Vertical Transportation

Achievements: Winner of the 2020 Best Corporate Workplace at the British Council for Offices (BCO) Awards

The project achieved BREEAM Excellent and EPC A.

122 Waterloo Street is the first phase of the wider Bothwell Exchange development and extends to 155Kft2. It was pre-let to Morgan Stanley and offers office accommodation which is resilient and flexible. The highly sustainable, grade A office building, has capacity for more than 1,400 employees. A range of state-of-the-art facilities were incorporated into the building’s design, with a particular focus on employee wellbeing. Amenities include a gym, restaurant, meditation room and on-site health care centre, as well as ergonomic breakout areas, collaboration spaces and conference rooms to complement its bright open-plan offices. 

Originally designed as a Cat A, it incorporated tenant enhancements to assist the follow-on fit out contract. The electrical design in particular focussed on the business critical nature of the operation. The lifts operate on a Destination Control System.

The building has an A-rated EPC and a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, making it one of the most energy efficient offices in Glasgow.


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