Osborne+Co adds to Scottish team as business eyes further investment

The Met Tower

OSBORNE+Co has confirmed the appointment of two new team members as the firm eyes further investment in Scotland.

Scott Easton joins as development manager following six years at Core Five LLP where he delivered cost management and procurement services across a range of projects.

Gary McIlwraith has been appointed deputy project director following a four-year stint at Unite Students where he was development manager, responsible for taking a number of student accommodation projects from conception to completion.

Osborne+Co said Gary and Scott will work together to ensure the ‘smooth delivery’ of the Met Tower project in Glasgow, which secured planning consent earlier this year.

The business is aiming to increase its presence in Scotland and is looking for further opportunities.

Scott Easton

Will Hean, development director at Osborne+Co, said, “Scott and Gary bring a great deal of expertise and knowledge and will provide much needed resource to our team, particularly as we embark on the transformation of the Met Tower. As an agile and collaborative investor, we are primed to explore more opportunities in the Scottish market, particularly in innovative and forward-looking cities that welcome growth.  We are looking forward to building our portfolio of projects through the delivery of high-quality developments that prioritise people.”

Glasgow’s iconic Met Tower is being transformed to provide 120,000 sq ft of office accommodation as part of a mixed-use development with hotel and retail offerings.

Gary McIlwraith

Osborne+Co is also responsible for a development on Glasgow’s Argyle Street which will create 270,000 sq ft of office space and become JP Morgan Chase and Co’s European technology hub, accommodating up to 2,700 staff.

In a joint venture with MRP – the property development and investment division of McAleer & Rushe – Osborne+Co has submitted a Pre-Application Notice to Glasgow City Council to deliver a 700-home development at Lancefield Quay.