Global firm latest to sign up
Hydro engineer Arup moves to 1 West Regent St
Civil engineering consultancy firm Arup Group is the latest to take space in Glasgow’s flagship office development, 1 West Regent Street.
Arup has taken the entire seventh floor of the property, comprising 13,681 sq ft of office space, on a ten year FRI lease. Arup will move its Glasgow operation from its existing location on Bath Street to 1 West Regent Street later this year.
The company’s Scottish business has been operating in Glasgow for more than 40 years and has been responsible for many notable projects in the city such as the Hydro and Princes Square. The firm works across the UK, Africa, the Americas, Australasia, East Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and has more than 11,000 staff based in 92 offices across 42 countries.
Arup was appointed by the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre to provide a range of services for the Hydro arena including civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, public health and fire engineering.
1 West Regent Street, which is being developed by Clearbell together with M&G Real Estate, comprises 143,000 sq ft of Grade A office and retail space over eleven levels.
Alan Richmond, director and Glasgow office leader at Arup, said: “Our growing business in Glasgow requires a modern, high quality space close to the city’s transport hubs where our staff can collaborate with our clients in the delivery of their projects. We are all delighted to be moving to this landmark new development in the heart of the city centre.”
Nick Berry, partner at Clearbell, added: “It is great news that we can add Arup, an internationally renowned organisation, to our expanding tenant list.”
1 West Regent Street has a double height reception and efficient floor plates which range from 12,818 sq ft to 13,702 sq ft and are virtually column free. It also includes 40 car park spaces and 54 cycle spaces, and has dedicated sports style changing rooms with lockers and high powered showers. It is set to become one of Glasgow’s greenest buildings with EPC ‘A’ and BREEAM ‘Very Good’ ratings expected to be achieved.
Global engineering firm Weir Group and media organisation Global were the first confirmed office tenants and will take occupation later this year. Restaurant and café chain Giraffe was announced as the first retail and leisure operator for the development.
DTZ acted on behalf of Arup Group while JLL and GVA James Barr represented Clearbell and M&G Real Estate.
The scheme has been designed by Ryder Architecture with Sir Robert McAlpine as the main contractor and Woolgar Hunter as engineering consultant.