Works have been completed on an eagerly-anticipated full-scale renovation and fit-out project transforming the former Ducati building on Great Western Road into Glasgow’s hottest new hairdressing salon.
The JR Group led the development on behalf of renowned salon, Mesart Hair Design, which already has premises in Finnieston and Uddingston.
The project, which was backed by substantial investment, saw the 6,000 sqft Ducati building receive full corrective works including structural remedials to the perimeter walls and floors and the removal by hand of the former roof before the fit-out scheme could get underway.
The fit-out comprised of many elements including rebuild of the stone wall with additional windows inserted. A new midfloor was also installed to provide a level working surface for the client’s workforce.
The JR Group, who specialise in innovative solutions in construction and building services, worked seamlessly with the design team on this unique and bespoke project which breathed new life into the building which dates back more than 130 years.
The team managed multiple trade partners onsite including tilers, electricians – providing a full new rewire and extensive lighting package – plumbing and air conditioning contactors, also providing water and heating, CCTV, security and av contractors. They also commissioned a team of joiners to create bespoke meeting pods elevated above the main workspace and highly-skilled decorators were brought in alongside a spray painter to add an impressive mural to the main wall of the salon.
Craig Whyte, Commercial Property Director for The JR Group said: “We didn’t leave a stone unturned on this project and worked tirelessly with all partners to reinvigorate this Victorian building. From essential structural works through to the final touches of the design and finish to the salon our team worked tirelessly with all parties to deliver an impressive result with real added value for our client within the set timescale and the agreed budget.
“This comprehensive programme of work has transformed this iconic building into a modern and versatile space and we are pleased to hand over the finished product to the salon.”