‘Significant growth’ on the cards as BRE Scotland agrees Clyde Gateway move

BRE Scotland is set to become the latest high-profile organisation to move to Clyde Gateway after it signed a pre-let for the second floor at the new Red Tree Magenta building.

Opening next month, Red Tree Magenta is the first building delivered by Clyde Gateway Developments Limited at Magenta, a new 27-acre urban business park situated next to the River Clyde and M74 motorway network.

‘Significant growth’ on the cards as BRE Scotland agrees Clyde Gateway move

Ian Manson, chief executive of Clyde Gateway (left) and David Kelly, group director at BRE Scotland

BRE’s move from East Kilbride to the 7,238sq ft Red Tree Magenta office will bring 25 full-time jobs to Clyde Gateway and allow the organisation space to expand its team to an expected 50 people over the coming 18 months. It will join property management company Speirs Gumley, which is set to relocate its 70-strong team from Glasgow city centre.

This is the third Red Tree building that Clyde Gateway has delivered, with its Red Tree Rutherglen and Bridgeton experiencing exceptionally high levels of take-up for its flexible office space.

The building has been designed to recognise the growing demand for flexible workplaces and enhanced specification and services, especially among SMEs. It offers collaborative working and breakout spaces, small and medium events spaces and meeting rooms, a corporate grade fibre connection, a communal garden terrace, onsite showers and changing rooms, free parking and cycle lock facilities. 

Ian Manson, chief executive at Clyde Gateway, said: “This is a fantastic achievement to secure a high-profile, internationally recognised organisation like BRE as a tenant and is a positive endorsement of the high-quality accommodation on offer at Red Tree Magenta. BRE will be joining a growing community of dynamic and entrepreneurial organisations which have already been attracted to Clyde Gateway.

“I have no doubt that the outstanding facilities, business support and IT infrastructure on offer, combined with the excellent transport links, will mean that Red Tree Magenta will thrive similarly to its Bridgeton and Rutherglen counterparts.”

David Kelly at BRE Scotland added: “When considering our relocation, our priorities were to move our Scottish office closer to Glasgow city centre, and to allow us the space to accommodate the significant job growth that we are expecting in the near future. Red Tree Magenta’s location and attractive facilities were perfect.

“We are keen to optimise our operational efficiency through adopting ‘BREEAM in-use’ and embracing current thinking on biophilic office design. It is our intention to closely monitor the internal environment within our new premises, to ensure that we are creating the very best environment for our growing team in Scotland. As a pioneering organisation, we also liked the idea of being one of the first companies to set up home at Magenta.”

Clyde Gateway Developments Limited is working in partnership with Highbridge Properties Plc to develop the remainder of the park. It is estimated that Magenta will eventually bring around 12,000 full-time jobs to the area.

Guy Marsden, director at Highbridge Properties Plc, said: “Having high-calibre, property-orientated organisations like Speirs Gumley and BRE among the first tenants certainly bodes well for the future of this new urban business district.  Magenta is a very appealing option for forward-thinking businesses looking to provide their employees not just with Grade A office space, but also with an excellent quality of life and wellbeing. It is within easy reach of the thousands of new homes in the area, parks and green spaces including the Cuningar Loop, and world class sporting facilities such as the Emirates Arena.

“The riverside location is first-class - only two miles from the city centre and easy to reach by car, train, bicycle and on foot, and it also offers substantial savings on similar new-build offices in city centre locations.”

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