Red Tree Magenta and the Clyde Smart bridge
About the project
One of our first commissions of 2019 was to photograph Red Tree’s newest development for Clyde Gateway: Magenta on the edge of Rutherglen. It’s great to see the regeneration of this area, south-east of the city, being joined up and progressing. It’s even better to know that the building is already nearly full during its first month of operation with a mix of small and large businesses taking up the tenancy opportunities.
Building contractors Robertson Construction and Clyde Gateway asked us to photograph Red Tree Magenta on its completion and, in doing so, we can understand why the building is proving so popular. A crisp January day offered up streaming sunshine in the office suites and communal areas giving strong shadows and interest to the well-considered interior layouts. For this commission, we were invited to photograph the exterior and throughout the interior of the building, at times focussing in on the high spec finished and thoughtful design, as well as showing some areas in use.
But although Red Tree Magenta is the first building of its type to be built at this satellite business district, it’s not the first time we have photographed this location. Clyde Gateway started regenerating the former Shawfield industrial estate in 2014 (in advance of Glasgow’s hosting of the Commonwealth Games) with extensive groundworks and the addition of a new footbridge spanning the River Clyde which serves to connect the Shawfield area and Dalmarnock. Named the Clyde SMART bridge, we followed its build in time-lapse and film which you can see below. This involved three months of advanced filming at key points in the build and the placement of three time-lapse cameras in situ for the duration. We also photographed stills of the progress and followed this up with final shots of the bridge at dusk and in use.
It’s expected additional builds will happen at this well-connected location which will no doubt prove as popular as Red Tree Magenta.