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South Block
60-64 Osborne Street
G1 5QH

South Block, Merchant City

South Block is a stunning new 50,000 sq.ft. studio complex in the heart of Glasgow’s Merchant City. Designed by award-winning architects, NORD, South Block provides 96 studios for Glasgow’s creative community including:

  • 64 studios for visual artists and makers
  • 25 offices for creative companies
  • 7 offices for social enterprises working in the cultural sector
  • Shared office space for freelancers
  • All That is Coffee
  • Beautiful reception/exhibitions and events space

The South Block project cost £3.5 million and we are tremendously grateful to the following funders for their support: Creative Scotland; Scottish Investment Fund; Scottish Enterprise; European Regional Development Fund; Glasgow City Council; Glasgow City Heritage Trust; and Merchant City Townscape Heritage Initiative. The building has recently been awarded The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland prestigious Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award for 2013.

All that is Coffee manage the coffee shop space in reception, providing tea, coffee, sandwiches and cakes.

South Block is participating in Wasps Open Studios 2015

Dates: November 28th & 29th, 12pm - 5pm both days

A wide selection of talented artist and makers from the building will be exhibiting their work in the main floor space on the ground floor, where artwork will be available to purchase along with refreshments, cakes and more. 

No tickets required, simply drop in and have a wee nosey around!!


City Centre location. Car parking situated on King Street (pay and display)


The building has recently been redeveloped and is largely accessible. The meeting space on the ground floor however has some steps leading to it so visitors with disabilities may require assistance.

If you need to hire a meeting room space with full access, then please speak to reception about the meeting room on the first floor on 0141 271 4700.

Please note, we are currently working to improve this situation.

Wasps is a registered Scottish charity SCO01351

Social Enterprise Scotland Payroll Giving nfasp member Heritage Lottery Fund Creative Scotland Lottery Funded