Glasgow office first in Scotland to feature paint that 'eats pollutants and viruses for lunch'

A Glasgow office building is said to have become the first in Scotland to be coated with an anti-viral, air purifying paint that “eats pollutants and viruses for lunch”.

An image of the reception area within the Cadworks office development in Glasgow city centre.
An image of the reception area within the Cadworks office development in Glasgow city centre.

Property investment firm Fore Partnership said its Cadworks development featured Airlite paint technology that turns walls into natural air purifiers. The paint used at the building is claimed to have the same air purification power as more than three acres of forest.

Cadworks – a 94,000-square foot speculative office development in Glasgow city centre – is being billed as “Scotland’s most green office building”.

Airlite is a natural technology that is anti-viral, anti-pollution, anti-bacterial and self-cleaning, and has been developed to improve the air quality inside residential and commercial spaces. Its protective oxidant barrier decomposes harmful organic and inorganic substances as well as reducing a building’s solar heat absorption – leading to lower C02 emissions.

Basil Demeroutis, Fore’s managing partner, said: “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. As we look ahead to COP26, we are proud to showcase this innovation in Glasgow.

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

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