Skypark agrees new lease expansion with Ceridian
Skypark, Scotland’s biggest in-town business park, has agreed a new five-year lease with existing tenant Ceridian Europe to expand its office space in Skypark 5.
A tenant since 2017, Ceridian, a global human capital management firm, brings together HR, payroll with time and attendance in one application, for the country’s leading brands such as Costa Coffee, Moto Hospitality and Halfords across a variety of industries. Ceridian is taking a total of 10,998 sq ft, adding 4,660 sq ft on a new five-year lease.
Sonia Dempster, Senior Director Operations,noted: “Today’s announcement marks Ceridian’s commitment to growth in Scotland. It is essential for our employees to feel comfortable in a physical workplace environment, that allows them to produce their best work and we are so pleased to remain at Skypark with the addition of new office space.”
Skypark’s Strategic Lettings Advisor, Angela Higgins of Resonance Capital said: “Ceridian Europe is a great fit at Skypark and we are delighted that they will remain as one of our tenants here.
Tenant retention continues to go from strength to strength and with a major transformational investment program underway, this trend is set to continue.”
Stephen Ellis, Senior Asset Manager at Federated Hermes, the £382 billion manager behind Skypark, added: “Skypark remains an attractive location for businesses and we are continuing to see strong demand for quality office space from both existing and new tenants. We look forward to seeing Skypark’s business community grow as a cornerstone of the city’s economic strength.”
Volunteer with Launch Foods…
Launch Foods is a charity, based at Skypark, that provides free meals to feed Glasgow’s primary school children that need it most.
Launch Foods is appealing to the Skypark community to volunteer just a few hours of their time to help them continue their work. They are looking for one or two volunteers a day.
The term time shift is 12-4pm. If you can spare some time to help, please get in touch with Denise.
The meeting point is the Launch Foods unit on the ground floor of Skypark 5 (by the rear door entrance). You will be transported to the school and return back to Skypark. You will be helping wrap the food for transporting to the school, handing out the food to the children from the Launch truck and then back to Skypark to help clear up.
The Launch Food truck is providing in excess of 300 meals a day to primary school children, operating all year. As well as providing for children during term time, Launch Foods works alongside Achieve More during school holidays to provide children with their lunches.
Craig Johnson who runs Launch, said:
“Every day hunger is a massive issue for children and families in many areas of Glasgow. Launch sets out to solve the issue of food surplus going to waste, throughout the year including school holidays to try to plug the gap. Every day, children spend their evenings hungry without a proper meal and the situation gets worse over summer with the absence of school meals. Meanwhile, food producers throw away surplus food and now we’re connecting the two working with big brands to change this.”
Surplus food is obtained from food suppliers from which Launch creates a menu of delicious treats that children love. Scottish children were consulted on the types of food they would like to eat and all food on the menu is healthy, packed with (sneakily hidden) vegetables, and is low in fat and salt. Launch makes healthy ketchup and all of the packaging is compostable and biodegradable.
Find out more about Launch Foods HERE.
Clyde Art Group Exhibition
Four members of the Clyde Art Group are exhibiting their work in the reception gallery in Skypark 1 throughout February and March. This art group, many of whom have studied with Sandy Grant of ‘Art Classes in the Botanics’, comes together throughout the year at various classes and workshops with the aim of supporting and encouraging each other in their artistic endeavours. Passionate about painting and drawing, they enjoy the rapport and helpful criticism that working informally alongside each other provides. This exhibition comprises works ranging from expressive portraiture, to expansive landscapes and explorations of the natural world, utilising a diverse range of mediums, from traditional (oils, oil pastels, acrylic, watercolour and mixed media) to digital art.
The artists presenting are:
I work in oils and concentrate on portraits and landscapes. In my landscapes I enjoy capturing something of the stillness, beauty and turbulence of nature. In my portraits, whether formal or expressive, I seek to catch something of the inner life of the person. I enjoy using colour in both subtle and vivid ways in all my works.
Grizelda Chang I enjoy using different mediums to express the forms and colours of the plant life I cultivate in my garden and see in the countryside of South Lanarkshire where I live.
I am an enthusiastic amateur artist working in the Glasgow area. I enjoy working in oils and acrylics but currently my interest is in developing my use of mixed media. I aim to create free and expressive pieces which are responsive to the environment, in order to capture the essence of what I am seeing.
Jennifer (exhibiting as Valkara)
Since joining Sandy Grants ‘Art Classes in the Botanics’ I’ve been experimenting with the use of different mediums; from oil paints to chalk and charcoal, and lately, exploring the boundaries of digital art. Using a blend of photorealism and vivid colour, my art draws you into the natural world, inviting you to explore our place within it, and to see it through an animal’s eyes.
Image: Precipice by Valkara
NEW yoga classes launched at Skypark!
Stretch and breath. Wednesday lunchtime and after work yoga classes, on Level 2 in Skypark 3.
£9 per 45 minute class, £8 for 30 minutes.
Block booking / 4 classes / £8 and £7.
Pre-booking essential! Email Patricia to book your place. Please bring your own yoga mat.
Join the Workplace Journey Challenge…
1st – 31st March
Take part in the Scottish Workplace Journey Challenge this March. Compete as an individual, a team or as part of your workplace by logging the active or sustainable journeys you make to, from and for work. Simply register online to log the journeys you make by foot, bike, public transport and car-share. Over £5000 worth of prizes are up for grabs, including cinema tickets, travelcards and high street vouchers. Register before 1st March to enter the Early Bird prize draw where you can win one of ten £30 Tiso vouchers. #JourneyChallenge