More lettings expected
Drinks group takes floor at flagship Glasgow offices
191 West George St: more occupiers expected soon
NFU Mutual’s landmark office development in Glasgow city centre has secured its first occupier following completion of an extensive refurbishment project.
Edrington-Beam Suntory UK Distribution, formerly known as Maxxium UK, has taken the entire 15,031 sq ft fourth floor at 191 West George Street on a 15 year lease. The firm will relocate from Castle Business Park, Stirling, in the autumn.
Edrington-Beam Suntory UK was formed 18 years ago as Maxxium and manages the sales, marketing and distribution in the UK for many of the world’s most iconic brands, including Jim Beam, The Macallan, Maker’s Mark, Highland Park, Laphroaig, The Famous Grouse and Courvoisier.
Neville Ross, the company’s finance director, said: “This move to Glasgow city centre is in line with our strategy of investing in our people, key cities and our premium brands.”
The letting follows completion of a £5.5million refurbishment creating 87,000 sq ft of Grade A office space over six levels.
Tom Foley, NFU Mutual asset manager, commented: “Launching a building of this quality and scale in Glasgow city centre is a real achievement and we’re proud to have delivered a high quality result.”
Alistair Reid, director at 191 West George Street’s sole letting agent JLL, added: “We have been very encouraged by the initial level of interest in the building which is evident with this letting to Edrington-Beam Suntory UK. We are also in discussions with more occupiers and hope to make further announcements in the near future.”
NFU Mutual was represented by JLL in the transaction while Mark Allan Property Consultants acted for Edrington-Beam Suntory UK Distribution.
The refurbishment project team included building contractor Morris & Spottiswood, architect Michael Laird Associates, engineer DSSR and project manager PSK.