Silverburn Shopping Centre and Cinema

Location Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Services Civil, structural and geotechnical engineering and planning
Sector Retail
Client Hammerson
Architect BDP
Imagery © Alan McAteer

Gary Rollison

T +44 (0)20 7438 1600

Silverburn Phase Three is an extension of the existing Silverburn shopping centre in Pollock, Glasgow.

The scheme is a 3-storey mixed-use retail development with a multiplex cinema, over 5,800m² of restaurant and leisure space at mezzanine and ground floor levels. The cinema has over 1900 seats within 14 individual auditoria one of which is a IMAX theatre.

The building is steel framed with the long span auditoria grid supported over the more regular retail space below through a number of transfer beams. Acoustic detailing has been incorporating throughout the structural scheme to meet strict acoustic criteria. The perimeter cladding incorporates a number of feature architectural elements and is supported off a mixture of cold rolled steel rails and an SFS perimeter wall system. The development was built within a highly constrained brownfield site which bordered the live retail environment of the existing shopping centre to the east and a watercourse directly to the west.