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Easdales pay £3.1m for Inverclyde trade park

Bus company businessmen James and Sandy Easdale have acquired an Inverclyde industrial park through their property investment vehicle.

The McGill’s buses owners have paid Legal & General Group £3.1m for Cappielow Trade Park (pictured) in the west of Greenock.

Comprising 15 industrial units totalling 57,342 sq ft, the trade park is currently occupied by a tenant line up including Jewson, Electric Center, Brandon Hire, City Plumbing and Howdens Joinery.

The property has a net initial yield of 8.5% and was marketed by JLL.

James Easdale said: “We are embarking on a determined investment drive across a range of commercial and residential property opportunities not only in and around Inverclyde and Greater Glasgow but also in locations around Scotland and the United Kingdom.

“Given our existing investments in offices and industrial premises in and around Greenock, this was a deal which made sense for the company and presented a good level of yield with a robust list of tenants occupying the facility. The acquisition went smoothly, and we are pleased to conclude the purchase, aided by the professionalism of both Legal & General and JLL.

“We’re currently making good progress with finalising a number of other commercial property purchases and as we have found recently, each successful transaction often leads to a host of new opportunities for us to consider and progress. Whilst our companies are most readily associated with interests in transport and manufacturing sectors, the last 12 to 18 months has witnessed considerable investment in property across the UK and we expect further good news in the coming months.”

Cappielow Trade Park sits in East Hamilton Street on the main arterial route running into Greenock. The M8 motorway is located just seven miles to the east of the site, with Glasgow International Airport reached within 20 minutes and Glasgow city centre within 35 minutes.


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