Refurbished space to help satisfy Glasgow office demand

REFURBISHMENT work is underway to create new office space at Central Quay in Glasgow.

The work is being carried out by XLB Property and Harbert Management Corporation with advice from joint agents GVA and CBRE.

Located on the western edge of the city centre, the wider masterplan for the site includes space for a 150-room hotel and pre-let opportunities for up to 300,000 sq ft of additional office space across three buildings. A planning application for a 500-apartment build-to-rent scheme on a site fronting Lancefield Quay has also been submitted by Platform.

Michael Facenna, business space associate at GVA said, “Glasgow is going to have a record year in terms of office take-up with some major deals completing including lettings to Morgan Stanley and the Government Property Unit. However, there remains a paucity of readily available stock that can deliver large floor plates greater than 10,000 sq. ft. The city badly needs greater choice of quality office space and this refurbished space at Central Quay can play a significant role in addressing immediate occupational demand.”

Charlie Senior, associate partner at XLB Property added, “The refurbishment at 2 Central Quay will deliver top quality premises that meet the needs of the Glasgow business community. We expect the large expansive open plan floor plates to attract occupier demand, in addition to the excellent parking ratio and convenient location adjacent to the M8 and Anderston train station.”