REFURBISHED Landmark Building Attracting New Businesses

15 December, 2021 | Listed / Historic Buildings

FURTHER office, retail and food and drink lettings have been secured for the revamped McLellan building in Glasgow City Centre.

Bywater Properties have completed agreements with four new occupiers for the refurbished mixed-use McLellan Works property on Sauchiehall Street, on top of five other tenants confirmed during 2021 .

Leases have been agreed with Experian for around 5,000 square feet of office space on the third floor of the building. Oberlanders Architects are taking a 750-square-foot suite on the first floor.

Black Sheep Coffee will open in the large unit on the corner of Sauchiehall Street and Rose Street in early 2022 and independent poster retailer, On a Wall Near You will is opening in a unit beside the main entrance to the McLellan Works office spaces this month.

During 2021, Anime Limited, Loud Mouth Media, Heb Homes, and Mental Health Foundation have moved into McLellan Works spaces. Takeaway Sprigg has recently relocated from Ingram Street.

The plan to breathe new life into the historic building was announced in October 2018.

Mark Coffey at Oberlanders said: “Oberlanders are delighted to open a studio in the McLellan Works. Our new Glasgow studio provides us with a fantastic, creative environment and enables us to be closer to our client base and reduce the carbon footprint and commute time for our architects.”

Meg Beattie at agents JLL said: “We are thrilled to have let the final remaining first floor suite at McLellan Works to Oberlanders Architects and extremely pleased with the third floor letting to Experian, a transformational deal for the building and Sauchiehall Street as an office location.”

Daniel Mead, head of asset management at Bywater, added: “Bywater is proud to have created McLellan Works as a dynamic place in which to work, collaborate and socialise. During 2021 we have created new spaces for nine new businesses to work from in Glasgow, in a period during which others have struggled to lease space in the city and nationally.

“The results at McLellan Works are proof that if property owners put their belief in the power of design and bold research-based ideas and focus their activities on where they can make positive sustainable impacts, then tenants and local stakeholders will respond positively to their projects.”

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