Former Glasgow offices relaunched as boutique build-to-rent

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Dalian House, once a landmark 64,000ft office building in the heart of Glasgow previously occupied by NHS Scotland, has now been revitalised and unveiled as a 92-apartment boutique build-to-rent apartment community.

Published: Jun 25, 2024
Focus: Property

Following extensive redesign and renovations, work at DALIAN in Glasgow has now completed and will welcome it first residents in August. The property offers modern, high-quality living spaces designed to meet the needs of today’s renters.

The £19 million development was part-funded through Maven’s professional investor network, Maven Investor Partners, and the project was undertaken in conjunction with Calmont Group.

The building is situated in a prime location on the corner of St, Vincent Street and North Street in the cultural Charing Cross neighbourhood of the city, offering its residents easy access to vibrant Finnieston, the amenities of the city centre and West End.

Dalian House internal bedroom
DALIAN combines the charm of its historic architecture with contemporary amenities and finishes, creating a unique, high-quality living experience for residents. The building features a variety of stylishly appointed apartments, ranging from studios to spacious three-bedroom units, all designed with comfort and convenience in mind. Residents can also take advantage of a variety of communal amenity spaces including a state of the art fitness suite, lounge and co-working space, a garden terrace, private dining area and even a boulodrome for games of Petanque.

The building and its residents will be professionally managed by VervLife, one of the UK’s premier rental management companies. 


“We are delighted to launch DALIAN, a premium build-to-rent community in a part of Glasgow that is an attractive and desirable place to live. The city needs more high-quality, professionally managed accommodation and this community will serve that need with its contemporary design, fantastic amenities and a convenient, culture-forward location.”

Paul Johnston, Partner at Maven


“Dalian House had lain unoccupied since 2010 and we quickly saw the opportunity to re-purpose it into what is now one of Glasgow’s best places to live, work and play. Converting and regenerating a building in this way is the most environmentally friendly and sustainable means of construction, and residents of DALIAN will live in a building that boats amongst the best ESG credentials of any other place to live in the city.”

Graham Brooker, Director at Calmont Group


“Glasgow is an exciting rental market and like many cities across the UK has a significant undersupply of all types of homes, particularly well-managed rental accommodation. Our approach to operations will make this wonderfully designed building and even more convenient, resident and community focused place to live. We’re proud to be operating in Scotland and supporting the drive to deliver more Scottish homes alongside our partners at Maven and Calmont.”

Katherine Rose, Managing Director at VervLife



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