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CityPark ties up Dell and Webhelp in biggest deals in Glasgow this year

City ParkLandmark Glasgow office development CityPark has secured two big clients in a sign of growing confidence in the location and the commercial property market.

Call centre operator Webhelp, which operates at six Scottish sites, is relocating 800 staff from Atlantic Quay to the 35,000 sq ft first floor of the building in a five-year agreement.

Computer giant Dell has committed its long-term future to CityPark after signing a new 10-year lease for 67,500 sq ft of office space on the second floor. The US company currently employs 1,400 B2B contact centre staff at the site and was the original anchor tenant when CityPark first opened for business.

The lettings are the biggest in Glasgow this year and represent another boost to Asset Manager APAM following its significant investment in the property last year.

A children’s nursery will add to the amenities, which already include a café, a shop, a hairdresser and a physiotherapist. About 60,000 sq ft of space remains available.

William Powell, APAM’s executive director, said: “The deals are a major coup for us. It proves CityPark is going from strength to strength as a key business location in Scotland.”

Asset Manager APAM was represented by LSH and CBRE, while JLL acted for Webhelp UK.

Aasia Mohammad of Lambert Smtih Hampton (LSH), which secured the Webhelp UK deal, said: “Webhelp UK’s relocation highlights the flexibility and appeal of CityPark as a key business venue in Glasgow. That coupled with Dell’s decision to enter into a new long-term lease agreement provide a very positive start to 2015 for the building and for the commercial property market in Glasgow in general.”

 

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