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Muir Group Acquires Prime Glasgow Development Site

21st February 2018

Muir Group has purchased the remaining development land at Glasgow Business Park in the largest commercial land deal in West Central Scotland over the past six months. The 26 acres of development land front the M8 at Junction 9 and forms part of the 72 acre business park well known to commuters due to Andy Scott’s iconic Heavy Horse sculpture. The land was acquired in an off-market deal from Glasgow Business Park Ltd.

Muir Group will commence construction of new speculative space later this year and will also pursue bespoke opportunities.

John Muir, Muir Group Chairman, said “Glasgow Business Park offers an excellent development opportunity to bring new build, high quality industrial units to the market in a range of sizes.  Muir Group has already successfully developed and constructed 13 buildings totalling over 525,000 sq ft of office and industrial space in Aberdeen. Glasgow Business Park provides us with a prime and highly visible development site in Central Scotland to continue this development and construction programme. The Group is in a position to fund and develop units speculatively and we are aiming to deliver the first units in early 2019.”

Alan Gilkison of Ryden, who advised Muir Group on the purchase, said “Our latest property market analysis shows the lack of availability of industrial units in prime areas is reaching critical levels resulting in rental growth for the best assets. I’m confident a quality product in this location will attract good interest from occupiers.”

Ryden and GVA have been retained as joint letting agents.

Alan Gilkison

Alan has extensive experience in all aspects of general practice surveying and specialises in the industrial and general commercial development sectors. 

He is an expert in the acquisition and disposal of industrial property stock and the marketing of vacant space to secure occupiers.  He has provided detailed advice on nearly all of the key industrial developments within the Greater Glasgow area over the past 15 years and has also been involved with the redevelopment of sites for a variety of uses such as residential, student accommodation, offices and retail.

Alan manages the industrial agency and development team within the Glasgow office including professional and administrative staff.  In 2013 the team was behind 33% of market deals according to Estates Gazette analysis and has been adjudged the most active industrial agency for the past 7 years.

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