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Muse agrees deal with Brewdog for new UK distribution centre at Eurocentral

22nd October 2018

BrewDog's new UK distribution centre is the latest leading business coming to Eurocentral Business Park in Lanarkshire following agreement with one of the UK’s leading developers, Muse Developments.

The independent craft beer company has purchased the 129,000 sq ft ‘Vertex’ building, which has been designed and built to meet the demands of modern distribution operations and will provide BrewDog with a new opportunity to grow the business after a highly successful 2017. 

BrewDog has fitted a full refrigeration unit into the Vertex unit to create the first UK refrigerated beer warehouse, which has been dubbed the Hop Hub, on the site which sits on the M8 motorway between Glasgow and Edinburgh and the deal completes the latest stage of development at Eurocentral by Muse.

Stephen Turner, regional director, Scotland, at Muse Developments said the business was now looking at developing another phase of speculative building at Eurocentral - this time with a range of units from 20,000 – 55,000 sq ft.

 “We are all aware of how challenging the marketplace has been in the commercial property sector over the past few years but deals like this, and the interest we have from organisations willing to work with us on speculative projects, provides us with real optimism for the future.

“Eurocentral really works for those who make the investment in time to take full advantage of its potential and by looking a smaller bespoke building sizes we believe we are in tune with the market trends within the sector.”

Alan Gilkison of Ryden added: "We’re delighted Brewdog has chosen Eurocentral for its distribution operations and it is a further validation of the location and speculative development programme pursued by Muse.  Eurocentraloffers unrivalled access to the central Scotland road network and is a perfect choice for the fast-growing Scottish craft brewer."

Muse Developments has invested c£158 million at Eurocentral since 1993 and delivered in excess of 1.5million sq ft of commercial property space.  Current Eurocentral occupiers include Amazon, DHL; Wincanton; Eddie Stobart, Warburtons; XPO Logistics, News International, Lidl, Gist and Stapleton’s Tyres.

Ryden and CBRE acted on behalf of Muse Developments at Eurocentral.

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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