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Milestone Grade A letting as ACCA relocates in Glasgow

Connect110ns Queen StThe largest Grade A office transaction in Glasgow for six years will see global accountancy body the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) lease the remaining space in the new building in Queen Street.

ACCA is taking the first three floors of BAM Properties’ Connect110ns development, a total of 55,750 sq ft of floorspace. ACCA will relocate from its current office at Central Quay later this year.

Mark Broderick, development director Scotland for BAM Properties, said: “ACCA was keen to secure prime office space in the heart of the city centre enabling expansion. The ACCA transaction completes the letting of all 144,000 sqft of office space in the building.”

Existing occupiers include Brodies, Deloitte, Grant Thornton UK, DWF and WSP/Parsons Brinkerhoff.  Armani (below) was the first retail tenant on board, opening a flagship store earlier this year fronting onto Ingram Street.

Jan Lloyd, head of global business support at ACCA said: “This is a significant relocation for ACCA and will enable us to maximise the operational efficiency of the large open-plan floorplates and will enhance the working environment for our people – encouraging further interaction, collaboration and flexibility.

Armani Ingram St“The new office not only offers a distinctive building in a great location for our people and clients, but it reinforces our approach to agile working, teamwork and client service excellence.”

Cushman & Wakefield represented ACCA. Letting agents on the office space for BAM Properties were Phil Reid Associates and Cushman & Wakefield.

Two retail units on the ground floor now remain for lease, totalling 10,035 sq ft and are being marketed by Savills and Cushman & Wakefield.

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