Skypark, Glasgow’s biggest private business cycle facility is recognised by Cycling Scotland for making cycling to work easier
News release: 5th November 2020
Skypark, one of Scotland’s premier business locations based in Glasgow, has announced that it has been awarded Cycling Scotland’s Cycling Friendly status on completion of the City’s biggest private business cycling facility.
Tenants choosing to cycle to and from Skypark now have access to 375 bike parking spaces, comprising 250 indoor and 125 outdoor spaces. Facilities include eBike charging points, 236 lockers, segregated showers and changing facilities, a drying room, a dedicated cycle repair space and a host of engagement services.
As part of an ongoing multi-million, pound investment to improve the overall site, led by the international business of Federated Hermes, Cycling Friendly status transforms Skypark into Glasgow’s biggest and most cycle-friendly private business destination. It follows Platinum Certification by CyclingScore for a best-in-class cycle friendly infrastructure.
Skypark’s Strategic Lettings Advisor, Angela Higgins of Resonance Capital said: “We are very proud to be Cycling Friendly and to set a new benchmark in employer cycling facilities in the City. With a cycling boom and the growth of the City’s cycling network, we hope that more people will enjoy the freedom of cycling and consider it as an alternative mode of travel when they are ready to return to the office. Our partners Cycling Scotland, CyclingScore and Bike for Good are now offering all of our employers the support to access cycling and all of its benefits.”
Commenting on Skypark’s new Cycling Friendly status and CyclingScore certification, Stephen Ellis, Senior Investment Manager at the international business of Federated Hermes, added: “This Platinum Certification marks an important point in Skypark’s ongoing improvements, delivering best-in-class amenities that will encourage more people to cycle, as well as setting a standard for other business destinations across Scotland and the rest of the UK.”
Cycling Friendly is a national award that recognises organisations – from workplaces to schools, community groups to campuses – that have contributed to promoting cycling as a healthy and sustainable travel choice.
Kath Brough, Head of Behaviour Change at Cycling Scotland said: “By offering over 300 bike parking spaces, more than 200 secure locker facilities and a dedicated repair space, Skypark clearly demonstrates its commitment to making it easier for staff to cycle to work, and we’re so pleased to award them as a Cycling Friendly Employer. As we look to a future beyond the pandemic, we should be supporting people to choose active travel wherever possible, keeping them fit and healthy, easing pressure on our transport system and tackling the climate emergency.”
In the press:
SKYPARK ACHIEVES PLANNING CONSENT ON FIRST OUTDOOR COFFEE POD
News Release: 3rd November 2020
Skypark, Glasgow’s premier business destination, has announced that it has achieved planning consent on its first outdoor coffee pod, enhancing the prime F&B offer available in the Finnieston area of the City.
Located in nearby Finnieston Square the design of the 12 square metre pod will take a modular form within a shipping container, comprising a glazed end wall with views into a seated area. To the front of the pod, a galvanised steel walkway with a hinge-up canopy will provide a serving area for takeaway coffee, adding the first outdoor retail offer to Skypark’s services. The design proposal is by Glasgow-based firm Ingram Architecture & Design.
Skypark’s Strategic Lettings Advisor, Angela Higgins of Resonance Capital said: “Announcing planning consent for the coffee pod is positive news as we drive to improve the retail offer and frontage to Finnieston Street. This is a prime retail location and a superb opportunity for an artisan operator to be located at the heart of the Finnieston entertainment hub, accessing our business community and the public.”
Stephen Ellis, Senior Investment Manager, International at Federated Hermes, added: “This planning consent marks a sizeable investment to strengthen the F&B line-up at Skypark and demonstrates our ambitions to establish Skypark as a business destination of choice. Excellent amenities enhance the overall experience of occupiers, allowing them to succeed as part of a vibrant business community.”
Culverwell has been appointed to market the coffee pod. Potential operators can note their interest by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
With a five-star service ethos and concierge, facilities at Skypark include an ATM, prescription delivery, and two on-site cafes, with access to all the transport links, restaurants and leisure facilities that Finnieston has to offer.
Tenants at Skypark include: Axis Animation, Motorola, Clyde Space, Spire Global, V Group, Ceridian Europe, Capita and Dermalogica.
CGI image shows an impression of a new outdoor coffee pod at Skypark, in Glasgow’s Finnieston.
In the press:
The Scotsman, 4.11.20
Scottish Construction Now, 4.11.20