BRE Scotland poised for Clyde Gateway move

Ian Manson (left) and David Kelly

BRE Scotland is moving to Clyde Gateway after signing a pre-let for the second floor at the new Red Tree Magenta building.

Red Tree Magenta is the first building delivered by Clyde Gateway Developments Limited at Magenta, a new 27-acre business park next to the River Clyde and M74 motorway network.

BRE’s move from East Kilbride will bring 25 full-time jobs to Clyde Gateway and provide room for expansion. It will join property management company Speirs Gumley, which is set to relocate its 70-strong team from Glasgow city centre.

The building features collaborative working and breakout spaces, small and medium events spaces and meeting rooms, a corporate grade fibre connection, a communal garden terrace, showers and changing rooms, free parking and cycle lock facilities.

Ian Manson, chief executive at Clyde Gateway said, “This is a fantastic achievement to secure a high-profile, internationally recognised organisation like BRE as a tenant and is a positive endorsement of the high-quality accommodation on offer at Red Tree Magenta. BRE will be joining a growing community of dynamic and entrepreneurial organisations which have already been attracted to Clyde Gateway.”

David Kelly, group director at BRE Scotland added, “When considering our relocation, our priorities were to move our Scottish office closer to Glasgow city centre, and to allow us the space to accommodate the significant job growth that we are expecting in the near future. Red Tree Magenta’s location and attractive facilities were perfect. We are keen to optimise our operational efficiency through adopting ‘BREEAM in-use’ and embracing current thinking on biophilic office design. It is our intention to closely monitor the internal environment within our new premises, to ensure that we are creating the very best environment for our growing team in Scotland. As a pioneering organisation, we also liked the idea of being one of the first companies to set up home at Magenta.”

Guy Marsden, director at Highbridge Properties Plc, Clyde Gateway’s development partner for the Magenta business park commented, “Having high-calibre, property-orientated organisations like Speirs Gumley and BRE among the first tenants certainly bodes well for the future of this new urban business district.”