énergie Fitness Signs To Skypark Creating 16 New Jobs
News Release: 26 July 2021
Skypark, one of Scotland’s premier business locations, has announced that énergie Fitness has signed a deal to take the lower ground floor at 54 Finnieston Square. The pre-launch is under way with the opening of the club expected in mid-August.
An established operator, énergie Fitness will feature over 40 group exercise classes a week across 3 studio areas with HIIT, Pilates, Yoga and énergie Cycle in a dedicated spin studio. The Yard studio is equipped with punch bags, TRX, and slam balls which are utilised alongside MyZone heart rate monitoring technology in its Yard classes. With free Wi-Fi and an enhanced digital offering, énergie Online, offers live 2-way, interactive classes, on demand workouts, recipe inspiration, podcasts, webinars and offers.
Announcing the sixth énergie Fitness to open in Scotland, managing director Matt Roberts said: “We are delighted to announce the grand opening of our brand new énergie Fitness club at Skypark! We are creating 16 new jobs to include Personal Trainers and Fitness Instructors across Club. Anyone interested in applying can contact shelley.raitt@EnergieScotland.com.
“Our aim is to provide a personal, friendly and community focused gym where members will feel completely comfortable regardless of their fitness levels. We will always have the team on the gym floor to ensure training is safe. We accommodate for everyone’s goals and our friendly, approachable team are more than willing to support your needs.
“Our large 16,000 sq. ft. facility will consist of an extensive range of cardio equipment complete with state-of-the-art Preva technology, resistance and plate loaded equipment, comprehensive free weights, and functional training areas. We’ve got everything you need to achieve your goals!”
Offering flexible amounts of space as well as flexible leases that will suit both larger companies and individual operators, Skypark’s strategic lettings advisor Angela Higgins of Resonance Capital said: “énergie Fitness is a welcome addition to our business location and compliments the new Platinum CyclingScore cycling facilities, and our physiotherapy and massage clinics. I am pleased to confirm that énergie Fitness will take a 10 year lease on 16,000 sq. ft. of bespoke space.”
Stephen Ellis, Senior Investment Manager at Federated Hermes said: “Business locations have the capacity to not only offer traditional office space but to also host an array of facilities and services that support the lifestyles and wellbeing of tenants. The énergie Fitness offering includes not only a traditional gym membership but also a suite of digital services designed to offer flexibility and support the holistic health of customers. We look forward to the positive contribution that énergie Fitness will make to Skypark.”
Property agent Culverwell acted for Skypark in the deal.
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Skypark Donates Gallery Space to the Alternative Degree Show Festival 2021
News Release: 07 July 2021
Skypark, one of Scotland’s premier business locations, has announced the donation of gallery space to The Alternative Degree Show Festival 2021. The student-led exhibitions will showcase the work of 144 emerging artists across Glasgow including 22 at Skypark in Fine Art Painting, Print Making and Photography until 13th July.
An exhibition at the Warehouse in Glasgow will include the work of Daisy Iles, the winner of the Armour Prize for Still Life Painting and Printmaking at the School of Fine Art. The exhibition at sites across the Skypark campus includes use of digital TV screens, office floor space and building reception areas, showcasing the work of 22 graduating students, highlighting a new generation of talent that is set to follow in the footsteps of other celebrated artists.
One of the graduating organisers of the Alternative Degree Show Festival, Susan Torrance said: “It’s wonderful to announce our first show in 2 years and the re-emergence of creativity! We’ve had an amazing response to the exhibition, with 90% of years 2020/21 graduates stepping up to present their work. We hope that people will enjoy it and we thank Skypark for supporting our Festival”.
Skypark’s strategic lettings advisor Angela Higgins of Resonance Capital said: “It’s an honour to welcome the Alternative Degree Show Festival to Skypark as a regular GSA degree show venue. We support the City’s vibrant arts scene through our donated gallery space and its vital contribution to culture and the wider community. The festival is a fantastic opportunity to view emerging talent as we begin to open up again.”
The Alternative Degree Show Festival at Skypark runs from 7 to 13 July. Open daily 12-6pm.
Skypark Sessions Starring Mt Doubt, Findlay Napier and Daniel Meade
News Release: 30 June 2021
Drum roll!! We’re so excited to announce the line-up in the first of two music sessions and our first music collaboration with Mildreds Dairy Promotions.
Starring some of Scotland’s best musicians and song writers the sessions will stream new material in August by Edinburgh’s Mt. Doubt and Glasgow’s Findlay Napier and Daniel Meade. A second line up is to be announced later this year.
A long standing supporter of Scottish arts programmes – including Glasgow International, Arts and Business and Skypark Curatorial Fellowship 2019 in partnership with the GSA – Skypark Music Sessions launch in response to the struggle in the music industry due to the pandemic, giving new music exposure and promotional collateral at a time when musicians have been unable to play live.
Since 2015, Mt. Doubt has been the songwriting vehicle of musician and writer Leo Bargery. The band has released three albums and three EPs and performing alongside the likes of Idlewild, White Lie and Admiral Fallow.
Leo Bargery of Mt. Doubt said: “The tracks we’ll be playing are all going to be taken from our most recent album ‘Doubtlands’, which came out in October 2020. We’re going to play ‘Caravans on a Hill’, ‘Dark Slopes Away’ and ‘Waiting Rooms’. Being involved in the sessions is going to benefit us as a band in an array of ways not least just being able to be back together playing music and practicing. It’s almost 15 months since we last played. Our record also came out during Lockdown, so no-one has really seen us perform these songs. That will be exciting and a good test for us ahead of upcoming shows towards the end of the year. Hopefully, new people will see the sessions, like the songs and grab a record too!”
Findlay Napier will be playing songs from his forthcoming album ‘It is What it is. He said: “I am really excited to be able to take part in this filming. It will be the first time I ever get to play some of these songs from my new album live. It’s even the first time I get to play my new Fylde guitar live… it arrived, ready to hit the road, on the first week of lockdown last March!”
Daniel Meade will also join the first session that records on 1st August. Daniel said: “Thanks for having us on, I’m very grateful for the opportunity to play a few songs from my various lockdown projects live for the first time, with Lloyd Reid on guitar… it’s been way too long. See y’there!”
Bobby Motherwell, founder of Mildred’s Dairy Promotions that has partnered with Skypark in the creation of the event said: “We jumped at the chance to be involved in this great initiative to help Scottish artists get their new music heard during what has been, a very testing year for musicians and the live music scene in Scotland. We think this is a great idea and a great way to bring musicians, artists and music fans together.”
Skypark Music Sessions will stream on Skypark’s Facebook page on 13, 20 and 27 August with a second session to be announced later this year.
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The Queen and Princess Anne Visit Skypark
News Release: 05 July 2021
Skypark, one of Scotland’s premier business locations, has announced that Her Majesty The Queen and Her Royal Highness Princess Anne visited Spire Global UK and AAC Clyde Space at Skypark on 30th June, on day 3 of the traditional Holyrood Week, which this year focused on visiting projects highlighting community and innovation.
During the visit, The Queen and Princess Anne met with the Head of the UK Space Agency, Dr Graham Turnock, The Lord Provost of Glasgow Philip Braat and were presented with an overview of Spire Global UK’s and AAC Clyde Space’s cutting edge technology and were shown how it is being used to solve real world issues.
Stephen Ellis, Senior Investment Manager, International at Federated Hermes, said: “As Skypark’s owners, it’s been an honour to welcome Her Majesty and Her Royal Highness to see the nanosatellite design and manufacturing facilities housed here at Skypark. Spire Global UK has expanded its on site presence rapidly in just 4 years. AAC Clyde Space also continues to go from strength to strength from being the original manufacturers of a Scottish satellite, the UKube-1 in 2014. We are very proud to play a part in accommodating Scotland’s thriving space sector and to demonstrate our business community as a cornerstone of the City’s economic strength.”
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Skypark Donates Pop Up Space to Glasgow International 2021
News Release: 03 June 2021
Skypark one of Scotland’s premier business locations is donating pop up gallery space to Glasgow International, one of the UK’s largest and most influential visual arts festivals. The space will feature Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down exhibition as part of the Across the City Programme that takes art into the wider community and beyond traditional galleries.
Glasgow International festival of contemporary visual art takes place from 11-27 June 2021 and within this runs the Across the City Programme, that will show work selected from proposals by artists, arts organisations, curators and producers who live and work in Glasgow. The festival’s theme is Attention, which amongst other things invites us to think about how we pay attention to things and people around us, and the place of art in this.
As part of the Across the City Programme, Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down exhibition at Skypark, will feature drawing, painting and sculpture by Liv Fontaine, Paul Kindersley and Huhtamaki Wab, artists who are known for creating larger than life personae within their film and performance practice. Their work will explore the surreal, the political, and the outrageous in their own lives and wider society.
Jenny Tipton, artist and event maker of Cabbage said: “We’re so excited to be opening this exhibition in Glasgow, especially after such a long and difficult year. I am pleased Cabbage was able to support each artist to develop new work through its Resilience Programme, which means almost all of the work in the show has not been exhibited before. We look forward to welcoming you, safely, from the 11th June and thank Glasgow International, Creative Scotland and Skypark for their support.”
In addition, the Across the City Programme at Skypark will feature work by Andrew Sim that explores Queer love, relationships and community building through figurative and landscape pastel drawings on canvas. Sim uses culturally familiar “monsters” such as Bigfoot and werewolves as the subject matter, elevating them and using them as archetypal representations of aspects of Queer love and divinity.
Strategic lettings advisor Angela Higgins of Resonance Capital said: “At last, as we begin to open up again following current guidelines, we are proud to share our business location with Glasgow International for the third time and as major supporters of the arts. The artists will get the opportunity to see and show their art to the public as one of the UK’s biggest art festivals puts Glasgow at the forefront.”
In addition, Glasgow International’s Commissioned Programme of exhibitions are taking place in many of the city’s most well-known venues. The festival comprises over 70 exhibitions and events, performances and talks over 30 spaces across the city and online, showcasing work by over 100 artists.
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