Stirling office building scoops national award

STIRLING Development Agency Limited’s (SDA) Kildean Business Park has won a top accolade at this year’s Office Agents Society Development Awards (OAS).

SDA is a joint venture between Cromwell Property Group and Stirling Council, with more than 300 investors, developers, and property agents being in attendance in London to see it scoop the Best New Building Outside of London award.

SDA board member, David Lawrence, head of strategic projects Europe at joint venture partner Cromwell Property Group, said, “I am delighted that the OAS has recognised our office development at with this award for the best new office development outside of London. Our vision at Kildean is to create an environmentally friendly, high-specification business park that offers sustainable workspace within a green landscape.

The M&G office building is a prime demonstration of our collaborative approach to development and our unwavering commitment to sustainability.”

Stirling Council leader, councillor Chris Kane, added, “Securing this prestigious award is fantastic news for Kildean Business Park and Stirling. The M&G building is a modern, sustainable structure that is home to a major local employer who have been based in the city for more than 25 years.

“The building is a symbol of Stirling’s thriving economy as well as Kildean’s success in attracting employment opportunities and inward investment to the area. We are committed to making Stirling a first-class business destination and winning this accolade is a statement of our positive progress.”

Built on a six-acre riverside site, close to the entrance of Kildean Business Park, the £22.4 million bespoke office building provides 77,380 sq ft of Grade A sustainable office space across three floors for M&G.

The building has panoramic views towards Stirling Castle and the National Wallace Monument. Designed by Michael Laird Architects, it has been designed to BCO 2019 standards, accredited ‘BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and has achieved an EPC ‘B’ rating.

Craig Watson, director of JLL, said, “Kildean is one of the most sustainable and green business parks in Scotland and winning this national award will help put the park on the map for occupiers seeking high specification office buildings, with strong environmental credentials and excellent connectivity.”