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Morgan Sindall appointed to build £24 million waterfront office in Glasgow

Morgan Sindall appointed to build £24 million waterfront office in Glasgow

Morgan Sindall has been awarded a contract to build a new £24 million office facility in Dalmarnock, Glasgow, as part of the Clyde Gateway regeneration project.

The project will see vacant land on the banks of the River Clyde redeveloped into 120,000 sq ft of Grade ‘A’ office accommodation spread across a new five-storey building. The new development will provide space for approximately 900 people and will also create 200 car parking spaces. The project is due to complete in October 2014.

Receiving £16 million of ‘shovel-ready’ funding from the Scottish Government, it is hoped that the office will act as a catalyst for further regeneration of land surrounding the site and help grow the newly created National Business District within Clyde Gateway.

Other projects in the business district include a £15m investment to facilitate and support development on the site of the former Shawfield Industrial Estate, the £10 million refurbishment of Dalmarnock Station and the construction of a new pedestrian footbridge over the River Clyde linking Shawfield and Dalmarnock.

Clyde Gateway is Scotland’s largest regeneration scheme and involves a 20-year programme in advance of and beyond the 2014 Commonwealth Games which take place in Glasgow.

Eddie Carr, area director at Morgan Sindall, said: “The Clyde Gateway regeneration scheme is an ambitious project and key to the future prosperity of the east end of the city and neighbouring South Lanarkshire. There is a desire for high-quality and well-connected office space in the area and the new development, with its riverside location will no doubt attract further investment to the business district. Morgan Sindall has an excellent reputation for creating quality, sustainable office space and we’re delighted to be working on this high profile project.”

Neil McDonald, Chair of Clyde Gateway said: "This is an incredibly important development for Clyde Gateway and I'm delighted that a company with the stature and track record of Morgan Sindall has been successful in the tendering process. These offices will be built to the highest possible standards and such a fantastic waterfront location, with superb links to the motorway network and to an extensive public transport system, is certain to generate a huge interest and attract a significant and influential tenant.

"It is the hope of everyone involved in Clyde Gateway that this will be the first of what will become a number of major office blocks flanking the banks of the Clyde in Glasgow and South Lanarkshire over the coming years as we continue to make great strides in the on-going physical, social and economic transformation of our communities."

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Images: An artist's impression of the Dalmarnock development

For more information about this news release please contact Meg Binns at Paver Smith on 0151 239 5000 or email binns@paversmith.co.uk.