Global Property Consultancy to Represent Maxim Alongside Ryden
Maxim Office Park has announced the appointment of global property consultant CBRE as a leasing agent. The firm will market Maxim alongside joint agent Ryden, effective from 1 February 2018.
Maxim appointed CBRE in order to utilise both the firm’s global expertise and its unrivalled knowledge of the Scottish commercial real estate market.
Ideally located nearby the M8 between Scotland’s two largest cities, Maxim has a wide range of small and large office suites available, ranging from 1,000 sq ft to one of the UK’s largest buildings outside of London, Maxim 5, at 187,000 sq ft.
Craig Ritchie, director at Maxim Office Park, said: “At Maxim we have the only readily available office buildings of scale within Scotland and our flexibility means that we really can cater for all requirements.
“As well as offering Grade A office space, unique on-site features including a nursery, a bistro, plentiful green space and now electric car charging points, we can ensure that staff and visitors at Maxim are catered for; it’s more than just a place to work.
“Throughout 2017 we welcomed a series of new tenants to the Park and I am confident that we can build on this success in 2018 with CBRE’s help.”
CBRE’s letting strategy will see employees from its Advisory and Transactions Services team take on different areas of responsibility in order to provide an integrated approach.
Senior director in CBRE’s Edinburgh office, Angela Lowe will use her knowledge of occupiers based in the East of Scotland who may be looking for space within Central Scotland; associate director, Alistair Urquhart will use his expertise on the Glasgow market and overall Scottish market; and senior director Andy Cunningham will draw on his strong connections with London-based occupiers to market the available space at Maxim.
Angela Lowe commented: “Maxim is a key instruction for our portfolio due to its size, scale and prominence within the Scottish property market; there really is no other office development within Scotland that offers such high quality space and flexibility.”
Andy Cunningham added: “Both Glasgow and Edinburgh city centres are suffering from a severe shortage of ready-to-occupy Grade A space despite considerable demand, and with no speculative funding to develop, occupiers are considering out of town options, so there is a real opportunity to capitalise on this for Maxim.
“Maxim has an unbeatable location in Central Scotland; not only can occupiers take advantage of one of the largest talent pools in Scotland, but major cities Glasgow and Edinburgh are within easy reach.”
Maxim benefits from the recent motorway improvements made to the M8, M73 and M74, where on average current occupiers enjoy a 28% reduction in journey times to the Park. Maxim also has around the clock public transport with up to 170 buses serving the Park daily, including express links to both Glasgow and Edinburgh city centres.
Current tenants at Maxim include Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), Regus, Wills Bros, Europa Logistics, Sure Thing Insurance, Allied Glass, Balfour Beatty, TC BioPharm, Lamellar Biomedical, Document Data Group, Proact IT, Vaillant and Berits & Brown.