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'Skypark 5' launches new 80,000 sq ft office concept in Glasgow

Skypark 5



Skypark today (21 August 2015) has announced it has launched 'Skypark 5', and signed 5 new companies including Spire Global to its new 80,000 sq. ft. office concept in Glasgow's most emerging hotspot, Finnieston.

Spire Global is to locate its European HQ to Skypark 5 to support the establishment of a Nano-Satellite design facility, creating more than 50 new jobs. Spire has signed an 11 year lease taking 6361 sq ft. In addition, Everis has taken 4705 sq ft, signing a 10 year lease, Clyde Space 9,838 sq ft signing a 10 year lease while Peninsula and Land Engineering are taking 4,608 sq ft and 6,436 sq ft respectively.

Angela Higgins, asset manager of Skypark said: "The launch of 'Skypark 5', represents our final phase of investment, since we purchased Skypark and began our multi million pound investment programme in 2010. Spire Global's decision to set up a European HQ here is a fantastic endorsement in our business campus and for Glasgow."

'Skypark 5' comprises 80,000 sq. ft., adding a new concept that offers two options of contemporary loft style open plan space with exposed ceilings and brickwork and feature wall finishes and a traditional office fit out. New toilet and shower facilities have been added within the common areas of each floor.

Angela Higgins added: "We can offer companies of all sizes and sectors, a funky, design led business destination where spaces can be customised to suit a variety of businesses and their needs. Rents are competitively priced from £12.50 per square foot on varying sizes of space. Finnieston is thriving as the new face of leisure in Glasgow and 'Skypark 5' is perfectly located to take advantage and attract even more businesses here."

Nick Allain, Head of Creative and Brand at Spire said: "Inside of Skypark 5, we've been able to craft the feel of our office into one that reflects the happiness and professionalism of our team

members. Our focus on people is a top concern so it was essential to create an industry-leading office with an artful use of light and materials that gives people many choices for work, rest, and conversation within a single space. It's a great work environment that we see as yet another means to attract the very best talent in the UK."

Tenants at Skypark don't only benefit from easy travel to work; they also enjoy lunchtime fitness classes, site socials that include bands and entertainment, and a multitude of onsite facilities including an on-site nursery, prescription delivery, dry cleaning and a full concierge service. Skypark offers a unique business hotel concept to allow those working on campus to play as well as just work. 

'Skypark 5', is located adjacent to Skypark 1, with immediate access to all transport links and all the shops, independent bars, restaurants and leisure facilities the area has to offer. It is served by the Clydeside Expressway; the nearby Exhibition Centre train station and several bus routes that reach both the City Centre and West End within minutes.

Joint letting agents for Skypark are Ryden and Jones Lang LaSalle.

Image: Skypark 5 by Alan Robertson Photography.

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