HALO launches marketing campaign for Grade A office building

The HALO Urban Regeneration Company has launched its marketing campaign for the HALO Enterprise and Innovation Centre (HEIC) in Kilmarnock, in partnership with CBRE and Graham + Sibbald.

The four-storey office development is set to open in Spring 2021. The project has been tipped to provide quality Grade A workspace and is expected to attract interest from a range of local and national businesses.

The HALO Kilmarnock is a £63 million urban regeneration project on the 23-acre former Johnnie Walker site. Morrison Construction is main contractor on the scheme. It will be the first town centre net zero carbon energy project in Scotland.

Upon completion, the HALO Kilmarnock will feature Gold Wired Score comms connectivity accreditation and a BREEAM Excellent rating. The HEIC will include a digital, data and cyber training and learning facility.

Marie Macklin CBE, founder and executive chair of The HALO Urban Regeneration Company said, “We’re delighted to take our vision for HALO out to the occupier market and begin the search for the first tenant for the HEIC. Given the strength of Kilmarnock and East Ayrshire’s resident labour pool market and the severe shortage of new build office space in nearby Glasgow we expect there to be strong interest in this development from across the UK.

“As we move in to the marketing stage of the development and target occupiers with CBRE and Graham + Sibbald, we move a step closer to The HALO’s ultimate vision of a dynamic commercial, educational, cultural, leisure and lifestyle quarter where people can live, work, learn and play.”

Andy Cunningham, senior director at CBRE added, “This development will be the first of many at the HALO to regenerate Kilmarnock’s former Johnnie Walker whisky site. As well as being a fantastic start to the project, it also promises to create a legacy for Kilmarnock and the wider East Ayrshire region by tackling issues such as social inclusion, job creation and low carbon energy. The HEIC is a going to be a truly Grade A office building, with large flexible open plan floor plates, changing and drying room facilities for cyclists and runners, and a roof terrace. In addition, the building will also include a virtual reality arcade, café, retail space and chill out zones, electric vehicle charging points, best in class sustainability credentials.”

Fraser Lang, partner and head of Ayrshire at Graham + Sibbald commented: “The progress of construction of the HALO Kilmarnock project is remarkable and is set to deliver one of Scotland’s first industry leading net zero carbon developments.”