Global firm Arup takes entire floor at 1 West Regent Street

One of the world’s largest professional services firms, Arup Group, has been confirmed as the latest office occupier of 1 West Regent Street, the new Grade A office development located in the centre of Glasgow.

Arup has taken the entire seventh floor of the property, comprising 13,681 sq ft of office space, on a ten year FRI lease and will move its Glasgow operation from its existing location on Bath Street to 1 West Regent Street later this year.

1 West Regent Street
1 West Regent Street

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services for all aspects of the built environment.

Headquartered in London, Arup’s Scottish business has been operating in Glasgow for over 40 years and has been responsible for many notable projects in the city such as the Hydro and Princes Square.

The firm works across the UK, Africa, the Americas, Australasia, East Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and has over 11,000 staff based in 92 offices across 42 countries.

1 West Regent Street, which is being developed by Clearbell together with M&G Real Estate, comprises 143,000 sq ft of Grade A office and retail space over eleven levels.

The site benefits from a unique location that is not only in Glasgow’s Central Business District but is also near to Queen Street station and adjacent to the Buchanan Quarter retail scheme.

Alan Richmond, director and Glasgow office leader at Arup, said: “Our growing business in Glasgow requires a modern, high quality space close to the city’s transport hubs where our staff can collaborate with our clients in the delivery of their projects. We are all delighted to be moving to this landmark new development in the heart of the city centre.”

Global engineering firm Weir Group PLC and media organisation Global were the first confirmed office tenants and will take occupation later this year. Restaurant and café chain Giraffe was announced as the first retail and leisure operator for the development.