First letting agreed at net carbon zero Glasgow office

SAVILLS has agreed the first letting at The Ink Building in Glasgow, following its refurbishment which was completed earlier this year, The Ambassador Group has confirmed.

The building, on 24 Douglas Street, has an overall EPC rating of A following the installation of solar panels on the roof and EV charging across all basement parking spaces.

Savills said the work will position it as the first refurbished office building in Glasgow to achieve net carbon zero status.

The refurbishment also included the addition of showers, lockers, a drying room, and cycle racks for all occupiers.

Circularity Scotland, the administrator of Scotland’s impending deposit return scheme, will occupy the sixth floor (4,520 sq ft) of the 34,495 sq ft building on a ten-year lease. Savills added that 29,975 sq ft is available on competitive lease terms.

David Cobban, head of Savills Glasgow office and director in the firm’s office agency, commented, “The Ink Building is a market leading office refurbishment in the centre of Glasgow that offers occupiers flexible space and connectivity with the peace of mind that comes with net zero carbon design. With diminishing new office developments in Glasgow in the short-term, and a growing desire to repurpose older office buildings in order to meet demand and ESG ambitions, The Ink Building provides a solution for those businesses looking to improve their ESG performance and work towards a lower carbon footprint.”

Chris Richardson, MD at Ambassador, added, “We recognise that achieving net zero operations is not just the preserve of large corporate companies and at The Ink Building we wanted to support businesses of all sizes on their sustainability journey with efficient, clever design.”