STARTLINE QUADRUPLES SPACE IN SKYPARK 

Skypark, Glasgow has announced that Startline Motor Finance, a specialist finance provider to the UK motor finance market, has quadrupled its office space at the business campus.

The company has taken an extra 7,481 sq ft on a new 10-year lease and now occupies a total of 14,981 sq ft. The move comes six years after the business was founded.

Gregor Sutherland, COO at Startline, said: “Our business has undergone a transformative period over the last year or so, thanks to new product launches and a motor finance market that is increasingly receptive to our approach. As a result, staff numbers have almost trebled.

“We have needed the right environment to support that growth and Skypark has proven to be an excellent location for us, providing high quality space where we have been able to grow and thrive.”

Skypark’s Strategic Lettings Advisor, Angela Higgins of Resonance Capital, said: “In 12 months, Skypark has seen significant growth and retention of tenants that came here around 5 and 10 years ago. Startline is one of UK’s leading motor finance companies and it is great news for the city that Skypark has retained the business and enabled its rapid expansion plan.”

Stephen Ellis, Senior Fund Manager at Hermes Investment Management, the £33.5 billion fund manager behind Skypark, added: “Skypark continues to offer a space for businesses to grow, collaborate and socialise. The commitment of existing tenant Startline to expand its office space is testament to the strength and uniqueness of Skypark’s market-leading offering which is able to meet the needs of a wide range of businesses.”

Skypark offers a vibrant business destination and thriving social scene and services for tenants; monthly meet ups featuring live music, sewing, craft and art classes feature alongside art exhibitions, beauty, massage and Skyperks discount card. It is supported by a five-star service ethos and concierge; Bright Horizons Nursery, an ATM, prescription delivery, and two cafes are on-site. Skypark has immediate access to all transport links, restaurants and leisure facilities that Finnieston has to offer.