The Hub is the place to be

17 Jun 2009

Downtown Space, developer of Glasgow's newest property icon, The Hub at Pacific Quay, has announced that further to the raft of new tenants signed up in the last few weeks, three more firms have now taken space at the building.

First to be signed up in recent days is G2 Business Services. This service performance and business process management expert will take approximately 1,000 ft² at the waterfront building on a new two year lease. It will join several other high-profile new tenants at The Hub and is set to take occupation immediately.

Also announced as a new Hub tenant is search engine optimisation advisor, Micrositez, which will take 750 ft² on the building's ground floor. Micrositez has moved to the building with immediate effect and has plans for further long-term expansion within The Hub.

Completing the hat-trick of lets is knowledge-based engineering firm, Virtual Interconnect, which has signed up to take 1,300 ft², again on The Hub's ground floor, having recently relocated from the Hillington Innovation Centre.

Completed in February 2009 and offering flexible amounts of space from 127 ft² upwards - as well as flexible leases that will suit both larger companies and individual operators - The Hub's ethos is all about building a 'seriously creative community' at the heart of the new Digital Media Quarter on the banks of the River Clyde.
Businesses can be up and running at The Hub, which is a joint venture with Helical Bar, within just 48 hours of signing a lease. The Hub's cafe bar (due to launch on 29 June) will also welcome staff from other nearby buildings and visitors to Pacific Quay, whilst the Hubsquare, a central atrium, will be used to host exhibitions and events.

Donny McKinnon, director of Downtown Space, commented: "Just two weeks ago, we announced three new tenants for The Hub, as well as our cafe bar operator, so to be announcing three more tenants so soon afterwards, is fantastic and demonstrates how much momentum The Hub is gathering.

"These are three exceptional tenants who will fit perfectly into The Hub community, which is all about collaboration and working together. The appeal of The Hub is that it's not just another office building - it's also a venue in its own right, where people, and not just tenants, can meet to socialise and share ideas and expertise."

Tim Jacobsen, Associate at joint letting agent, Ryden, said: "The Hub certainly seems to be bucking current market conditions. Occupiers are increasingly looking for space that they can expand into on flexible terms that suit the flexible nature of the business they do. The attraction of having office space that allows them to connect with other like-minded business and creative organisations is clear from the recent letting activity at The Hub, and shows that the right product will be successful regardless of the economic climate.

"Space at The Hub is also very efficient with tenants only paying for the space that they actually occupy, while being able to enjoy the benefits of the Hubsquare and the soon to be opened café/bar."

Joint letting agents for The Hub are Ryden and CB Richard Ellis (Scotland). All three new tenants represented themselves.

For further information about The Hub, please visit The Hub's website at:

  • The Hub at the Digital Media Quarter