Legal firm Turcan Connell is more than doubling the size of its Glasgow office with a move to 180 St Vincent Street where it has taken the 4,804 sq ft ninth floor of the building at £24 per sq ft.
The specialist private client firm - which has 22 partners and around 200 staff in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London - was seeking a larger office space to meet rising client demand.
Northwood Regional UK Ltd, owner of 180 St Vincent Street, recently undertook a full refurbishment of the top four floors of the building and the main reception with the purpose of creating space particularly attractive to professional services and corporate occupiers.
The 5,082 sq ft seventh floor was let last December to chartered accountancy firm Alexander Sloan who are set to move in this week.
Mark Evans, Northwood Director, said “One80 is in a fantastic location and offered the opportunity to upgrade the building interior and attract new occupiers. As part of this process we invested in a full rebrand which has worked well to attract professional service firms. There is ongoing interest in the remaining space and I anticipate further lettings will complete shortly.”
Ken McInnes, Ryden Office Agency Partner, added “With no new office buildings ready to launch in 2018 in Glasgow the focus for property developers continues to be meeting occupational demand through Grade A refurbishments. With the improvements made to One80 Northwood has created an ideal product in one of the city’s most desirable streets.”
Speaking about the selection of 180 St Vincent Street, Peter Littlefield, Head of Turcan Connell in Glasgow, said “Client demand has been rising in Glasgow and it was clear we needed to move to larger premises. Although the physical distance involved is short – just a hop across St Vincent Street – this is a significant step-change in our business footprint and our ambition in Glasgow. It's not just about being able to accommodate more staff, but it is offering a high-quality central base for all our team to meet Glasgow clients and contacts.”
Turcan Connell is expected to move into the new office during the summer.
Northwood Regional UK Ltd is advised by Ryden and JLL. Turcan Connell is advised by Eric Young & Co.