Riverside Braehead opens for business

10 May 2007

The first phase of Riverside Braehead, comprising a new £7m development bringing 33,500 sq ft of high quality office space to Renfrewshire's expanding economy, has opened for business.

Riverside Braehead fills a significant gap in the market across the west of Scotland for new, high quality offices in a low density environment with good car parking provision.

The new business park is bringing additional office capacity to the Renfrewshire economy, where employment is forecast to grow by 4% by 2011, and where some £3 billion of infrastructure investment is planned during the next three years*.  This growth and additional investment will in turn fuel demand for high quality office space.

The new offices, for sale or to let, offer occupiers flexible floor plate arrangements in a modern business environment.  The main market is expected to be entrepreneurial businesses needing more space and larger companies seeking high quality offices close to Glasgow Airport, the motorway network, Glasgow city centre and the unique mixed use facilities of Braehead.

Companies locating to Riverside Braehead will, uniquely in Scotland, have access to extensive leisure, lifestyle, retail and residential amenities on their doorstep, including a new 7 acre public park, riverside and cycle paths, the Xscape ski and leisure development and the Braehead Shopping Centre and retail park.  Staff can also live in the Ferry Village residential development which is located directly opposite Riverside Braehead and, when complete, will be a new community of over 4,000 people.

Welcoming Riverside Braehead, Tom Johnston, President of Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce said: "Renfrewshire's economy is undergoing rapid transformation and growth, with many infrastructure projects either well underway or in the pipeline, and new investment increasingly attracted to the area.   We are also seeing significant growth in tourism, education, financial services, technology, retail and professional services.   This expansion is creating a requirement for business infrastructure, and we are delighted that Riverside Braehead is now open for business".

Rosemary Coles, Group Development Manager with developers Capital Shopping Centres, added: "We are developing a substantial business community at Braehead under the braehead4business brand which, when complete, will amount to some 650,000 sq ft of high quality office space.  A number of major companies have already chosen to or are planning to locate at Braehead, such as Audi, Picsel, Porcelanosa, Travelodge and Sleep Inn.  We hope that other ambitious businesses will consider moving to Braehead now that Riverside Braehead has arrived on the market".

Space options at Riverside Braehead range from 3,000 sq ft up to 33,500 sq ft, and there is generous car parking provision.   Companies interested in further details should contact John Jackson at agents CB Richard Ellis, or log on to: www.braehead4business.co.uk

* Estimate by Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce

More information: Ian Spinney, 0141 338 6700 / 07973 671773

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