Historic Glasgow office becomes DALIAN – a boutique BTR scheme

Historic Glasgow office property Dalian House has re-launched as DALIAN - a boutique Build to Rent community.

Bedroom at the DALIAN boutique Build to Rent scheme in Glasgow, delivered by Maven Capital Partners and Calmont Group | BTR News
Bedroom at the DALIAN boutique Build to Rent scheme in Glasgow, delivered by Maven Capital Partners and Calmont Group.

Dalian House – once a landmark 64,000 ft2 office building in the heart of Glasgow that hosted NHS Scotland- has been revitalised and unveiled as a boutique Build to Rent scheme, named DALIAN.

The building went through extensive redesign and renovations and now provides modern, high-quality living spaces designed to meet the needs of today’s renters. The showhome is open for viewings, with the first cohort of residents due to move in from August 2024.

DALIAN has been delivered by Maven Capital Partners in partnership with developer Calmont Group.

“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, Calmont Group

The Build to Rent scheme combines the charm of its historic architecture with contemporary amenities and finishes, creating a unique, high-quality living experience.

DALIAN includes 92 stylish Build to Rent homes in a mix of studios to spacious two-bedroom apartments. They have been designed with comfort and convenience in mind.

Amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness suite, lounge and co-working space, a garden terrace, private dining area and a boulodrome for games of Petanque.

Residents will also have access to a community app which provides local exclusives, offers and promotions, a local directory and rapid access to management.

“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, Maven Capital Partners

The new Build to Rent scheme will be professionally managed by VervLife.

Situated in a prime location on the corner of St, Vincent Street and North Street in the cultural Charing Cross neighbourhood of the city, DALIAN offers residents easy access to vibrant Finnieston, the amenities of the city centre and the verdant West End.

“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 an 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 Group.”

Katherine Rose, Managing Director, VervLife

The Dalian House building was originally named as a nod to one of Glasgow’s international twin cities, Dalian in North-western. The Build to Rent scheme’s name pays homage to the building’s heritage.