Developers in final planning for Pacific Quay business hub

Expresso Property Limited is in the final stages of planning for a new high tech ‘Grade A’ business hub on Glasgow’s waterfront after concluding missives with Scottish Enterprise for the acquisition of 1A Pacific Quay.

Designed by Holmes Miller Architects and to be known as ‘G51’ the new high tech scheme, will comprise 55,000 sq. ft. of ‘Grade A’, EPC ‘A’ rated, open plan office space, arranged across ground and three upper floors and will target  BREEAM Excellent.

With a double height atrium in reception, each floor is designed with wellbeing in mind and to maximise views of the Clyde and natural light with glazing that minimises solar gain. Flexible floor plates will be located throughout the facility which will also feature enhanced Wired Scored Platinum connectivity, 30 secure car parking spaces and electric car charging points, 44 secure cycle spaces, 48 cycle lockers and a cycle repair station, showers and parcel delivery lockers.

Nick Robinson of Expresso Property, the developer of the scheme, said: “Alongside our joint venture partners from Northern Ireland who have delivered substantial office developments throughout the UK and Ireland, we are delighted to announce that we are in the final stages of planning, having concluded missives with Scottish Enterprise for Site 1A Pacific Quay in Glasgow.

“Our proposal for G51, a new high tech business hub, is designed to suit contemporary occupiers that promote wellbeing, happiness, health and productivity at work. With high speed transport links and an unrivalled quality of environment G51, will offer a frictionless move to a great place to work.”

Gerald McKeever of joint venture partner Osprey said: “We are delighted to be involved with Expresso property in providing an exciting new waterside facility for Glasgow. We come with world wide experience of Quayside office development which we can bring to Pacific Quay.”

Craig Millar of Scottish Enterprise added: “We are pleased to be working with Expresso Property and welcome their proposals, which will help to underline Pacific Quay’s appeal as an attractive business location.”

Expresso Property currently has a development pipeline in Scotland of over £100 million including a continuing shareholding in the highly successful Park Quadrant residential scheme in the West End of Glasgow.

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