ONLY One Floor Unlet As City’s Largest Office Block Nears Completion

24 September, 2021 | Office

GLOBAL infrastructure consulting firm AECOM is the latest occupier to take space at HFD Group’s massive 177 Bothwell Street development in Glasgow.

The firm has secured around 20,000 sq ft on the second floor of the city centre block. AECOM has the option to take more space as it continues to grow, through HFD’s flexible serviced offices offering within the building.

Due for completion before the end of the year, 177 Bothwell Street will be Glasgow’s largest single office building.

AECOM is the latest in a series of occupiers announced this summer, with CBRE and BNP Paribas taking the ground and first floors, respectively.

Virgin Money had already pre-let half of the building, while HFD Offices will operate from another two floors, leaving just one available.

177 Bothwell Street will feature a rooftop terrace and running track, 318 cycle spaces, electric vehicle charging points, and touchless technology throughout the building.

An independent economic impact assessment concluded that the 313,000 sq. ft. development will generate £2.8 billion of gross value added (GVA) to the Scottish economy over 25 years.

Andy Barker, chief operating officer, Europe, AECOM, said: “Signing a long-term lease for the office development at 177 Bothwell Street reaffirms our longstanding commitment to Glasgow.

“The building’s terrific social and fitness facilities are an attractive benefit for our people and, with 100 per cent of energy supplied by a local renewable source, the building’s environmental credentials align well with Sustainable Legacies, our ambitious Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy.

“Office energy efficiency is a key part of our commitment to reach science-based, net-zero carbon emissions by 2030 and the move to 177 Bothwell Street is one of the actions that will help us achieve this goal.”

Stephen Lewis, managing director of HFD Property Group, said: “As one of the world’s largest engineering and infrastructure consultancies, AECOM is another great professional services occupier to add to our growing list at 177 Bothwell Street.”

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