The GPO building has had a rich and deep history spanning 130 years. Designed by Robert Matheson and opened in 1878, the General Post Office in Glasgow immediately became the largest post office building in Scotland. Only the second building in the city to have electricity (after St Enoch Station), this address has always been at the cutting edge and this follows through to state of the art security and stylish functional design. The Royal Mail moved out in 1995 and went to its new home in St Rollox. This half of the building was developed in 2001 as apartments, leaving the GPO as it stands today with luxury apartments in various configurations.
Occupying one of Glasgow's best locations on the southern corner of George Square, the apartments share the building with some of the country's finest designer outlets including Hugo Boss and Ralph Lauren, while Jamie Oliver's acclaimed Italian restaurant occupies the side on the square. Across George Square is Glasgow Queen Street Station with an abundance of transport links including trains, buses and taxis to make getting around the city easy. For drivers, the M8 motorway network is just up the road with an estimated journey time of 45 minute to Edinburgh by car. Buses run along St Vincent Street taking tenants frequently to the west end and other areas.
Enter the building through the plush, fingerprint entry vestibule, pass the on hand concierge and take the stairs or elevator to the 4th floor where this fantastic property sits. Inside, a reception hallway is floored with beautiful natural oak and provides access to all rooms. The lounge is beautifully appointed and bright with oak hardwood flooring, neutral decor and double glazed windows behind the original single glazed windows giving outstanding insulation and keeping your bills to a minimum, and the flat extremely quiet even though the bustle of Glasgows 'style mile', Ingram Street, lies below. Furnished with a quality three seater sofa and stylish dining table with chairs, everything is of superb quality. The adjoining kitchen is fully equipped with all integrated appliances and ample work and storage space. The carpeted bedroom to the rear of the home is fully furnished and has plenty of built in storage saving on extra furniture. The bathroom is very well appointed with three piece suite and separate shower cubicle, with modern tiled splash areas and large mirror.
The heating is a state-of-the-art electric central system which will be light on bills, however with the modern double glazing coupled with the original windows, you are unlikely to need it.
This building is one of the market's favourites. Book your viewing today, and be one of the first to have a look at this wonderful city home.
Landlord Registration Number â€“ GLA-0463993-19
Council Tax - Band E
Eer - C
Professionals - Yes
Please note these conditions are imposed by the landlord and may be based on mortgage conditions, therefore are unlikely to be flexible. - LL Reg No:GLA-0463993-19
Available 4th March
One bedroom apartment
4th floor position
Modern electric heating
Deposit and references required
Contact branch for relevant Energy Performance Certificate