Big office letting

Clear Business brings jobs boost to Clyde Gateway

One Rutherglen Links: new tenant

Scotland’s second largest water supplier, Clear Business, is aiming to employ 250 staff at a new office development on the outskirts of Glasgow.

An initial 130 employees will operate from two floors of Clyde Gateway’s One Rutherglen Links and there are plans to create a further 120 over two years.

The company becomes the development’s second tenant, bringing the building to full occupation and representing the largest letting outwith the city centre this year.

Clear Business, part of the Verastar Group, entered the Scottish Water market as a licensed provider of water and waste services in 2013 and has rapidly gained market share, now servicing over one in four companies. It also provides business energy and telecoms services.

Clear Business directors John O’Donnell, left and Stewart Yardley

One Rutherglen Links is a four storey, 34,085 sq ft Grade A office development, one of only a handful of speculative developments that South Lanarkshire has seen in recent years.

Located beside Rutherglen railway station and national motorway networks, it is helping to meet a much-needed gap for top grade office space.

Clear Business, currently based in Hamilton, is taking 15,751 sq ft on the ground and first floor on a 10-year lease and will join provider of multi-technical services SPIE UK, which occupies the top two floors.

Ian Manson, chief executive of Clyde Gateway, said: “Our commitment to speculative developments to help plug the gap for quality and affordable Grade A office buildings is reaping huge rewards.”

Stewart Yardley, director of Clear Business, said: “It’s an exciting time for Clear Business. “

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