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MDDUS relocates to 206 St Vincent Street in Glasgow

24th March 2021

The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS) has leased new office space at 206 St Vincent Street in Glasgow, taking a significant amount of space across the building’s ground and first floors. 

The organisation will relocate from premises at Mackintosh House on Blythswood Street, in one of the first city centre office deals of the new year. MDDUS has secured 11,329 sq. ft. of Grade A office space following a comprehensive refurbishment of the building. 

Ryden represented MDDUS, while Knight Frank and CBRE acted on behalf of BMO Real Estate Partners

206 St Vincent Street is currently home to investment services firm, Smith and Williamson, with 1,950 sq. ft. still available to let. The building was recently refurbished with a focus on employee wellbeing to include outdoor breakout spaces, modern shower facilities and cycle racks. 

The building’s prominent corner location offers extensive natural daylight, and it was recently awarded a ‘very good’ BREEAM rating for sustainability. 

Colin Mackenzie, Office Agency Partner at Knight Frank Glasgow, said:

“206 St Vincent Street’s prime city centre position, combined with the refurbished modern space and focus on flexible and collaborative workspaces, make it a great location for MDDUS’s new Glasgow base. 

“The city has, in recent years, faced a shortage of high-quality Grade A space, and while most businesses have been working remotely throughout the pandemic, demand remains robust. More so than ever, occupiers are focused on securing the best possible offices, with differentiators like sustainability and employee wellbeing at the forefront of decision-making.” 

Gillian Giles, Office Agency associate at Ryden also commented:

“After conducting an exhaustive market search, and taking into account the impact and any impact of the pandemic, 206 St Vincent Street was selected for its location, excellent facilities. Despite the pandemic, the process from beginning to end to secure the premises was quick and effective.”

Gillian Giles

Gillian has worked in the Real Estate market since 2005. Her experience provides much sought after expertise in leasing, occupier consultancy and tenant representation. Gillian’s impressive portfolio of transactions includes advising tenants on their occupational strategy and change management, acquiring premises to realise their goals. Key achievements include acquiring a new Glasgow HQ for ACCA of 55,000 sq ft and acquiring the largest Grade A office for several years of 36,000 sq ft on behalf of ATOS.

Gillian also has extensive experience in landlord disposal and development transactions. Her significant client list includes CBRE Global Investors, BMO Real Estate Partners, Credit Suisse, AEW, HFD Property Group, Clydesdale Bank Plc, London & Scottish Investments and The Walker Group. Gillian worked as part of the advisory team for BAM on the construction and letting of 110 Queen Street, Glasgow. 

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