Glasgow office building to use air-purifying paint that ‘eats pollutants and viruses for lunch’

The Cadworks office development project will be in Glasgow city centre (Cadworks)

An office building in Glasgow is planning to use a special kind of paint that effectively turns the building into a giant air-purifier.

Property investment firm Fore Partnership has ambitious plans for Cadworks, a 94,000-square foot office development in the city centre.

The plan is to coat it with Airlite paint, which has been specifically developed to improve air quality in residential and commercial spaces. A protective oxidant barrier in the paint decomposes harmful substances as well as reducing a building’s heat absorbtion.

In effect, it will have the same air purification power as more than three acres of forest.

‘Our business is founded on creating positive social and environmental change and there has never been a bigger opportunity to make a difference than now. To help drive this change, we actively seek out innovative technologies for our buildings, including in the less glamorous but critically important area of building materials,’ said Basil Demeroutis, FORE’s managing partner.

An apartment building with an ecological mural by street artist Federico Massa, the largest street art work in Europe that uses Airlite technology to reduce air pollution. (Photo by Alberto Pizzoli / AFP)

‘Our Cadworks development – and our partnership with Airlite more specifically – is a great example.

‘We are proud that Cadworks will be the first building in Scotland to use Airlite, it’s such an innovative, 100% natural product that eats pollutants and viruses for lunch, enhancing the health and wellbeing of our tenants.’

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