Latest occupier for city offices

IT firm FDM moves to West Regent St block

1 West Regent St 2FDM Group, a global professional services provider with a focus on IT, is the latest occupier at 1 West Regent Street, Glasgow.

The firm has taken the entire sixth floor, comprising 13,600 sq ft of Grade A office space on a ten year FRI lease. It is relocating from its current Glasgow office in St Vincent Street following business growth.

FDM is a big employer of IT graduates and specialises in training ex-Forces personnel.  It has more than 130 clients worldwide.

1 West Regent Street, which was developed by a fund managed by Clearbell together with M&G Real Estate, provides 143,000 sq ft of office and retail space over eleven levels.

Sheila Flavell, chief operating officer at FDM Group, said:  “We are committed to creating a stimulating working environment for our staff so the search for a new office in Glasgow was extremely important.  We were looking for a work environment that is efficient but also fits with our culture as a modern and dynamic professional services business.”

Nick Berry, partner at Clearbell, added:  “I am thrilled to confirm that 1 West Regent Street has managed to attract yet another fantastic occupier.”

The building includes 40 car parking slots and 54 cycle spaces, and has dedicated sports style changing rooms.  It is one of Glasgow’s greenest buildings and was completed in just 85 weeks.

Engineering firm Weir Group, media organisation Global and professional services company Arup will occupy four floors later this year.  Restaurant and café chain Giraffe, the first retail and leisure operator for the development, opened on the ground level in July.

JLL and Bilfinger GVA represented Clearbell and M&G Real Estate. FDM Group was unrepresented.

Bilfinger GVA and JLL are letting agents for the office development with CBRE and Culverwell marketing the ground floor retail units.

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