Trading House

Lighting Programming

Trading House is located in The Citizen Building, the former offices of The Evening Citizen newspaper built in 1889.

The 7,500sq ft bar and restaurant venue is located at 24 St Vincent Place and opened to the public on Monday, October 5.

The grade A listed development will have a striking interior with tall windows, traditional wood panelling and a feature staircase leading to a mezzanine seating area which overlooks the bar.

Manchester based organisation Living Ventures has already brought The Grill on the Corner to Glasgow and most recently the £1.3million Gusto restaurant to the city centre.

The quirky décor is said to be inspired by the spirit of the East India Trading Company and will showcase ‘peculiar eccentricities’ that could have been collected on an adventurer’s travels.

Separate to the 140-cover, split-level restaurant is a private dining room accommodating up to 16 guests and a dedicated beer tasting room complete with self-service taps.


There will also be live music at the venue, with plans for daily evening gigs and Sunday afternoon sessions. The soundtrack will be a variation of new and old, delivered live on piano, guitar and vocals.

The New World Trading Company managing director Chris Hill said: “We are incredibly excited to launch The Trading House in Glasgow.

“This opening continues our plan to roll the concept out nationally and we’re confident our location in a prime position on St Vincent Place will ensure it’s a huge success.”

I was on the project commissioning the lighting control systems across the new venue for Mode Lighting.

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