One Year On
Time really does fly when you manage a business park. This time last year, Scottish Canals acquired 100 Borron Street in a joint venture with partner Igloo Regeneration Partnership, an Aviva Investors fund.
We hosted a cutting edge launch event in one of our warehouse units with entertainment provided by visual artists and a team of BMX stunt riders.
It was attended by many well-known names in the city’s property sector and a slew of VIP guests.
Feedback from the night was extremely positive, although this get-together was only the beginning of our plans.
Major investments have been made in the business park, transforming it into a space for business, arts and leisure.
Improvements were made to the outside areas; installing a bike shed, seating area and some garden features.
The walls around the park were painted by a local artist and a selection of helpful signsinstalled across the site. We also carried out a long list of refurbishments within the units, making the whole place look ship-shape and ready for the demands of businesses which approached.
Of course, a business park is nothing without its tenants and over the last year we’ve welcomed plenty more residents into the fold.
Highlights include Scottish Opera and sports rehabilitation specialists RehabWorks, plus all sorts of projects relating to the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The list of involvement is rather lengthy and includes the creation of the Queens Baton by long-time residents 4C design, and storage facility for legacy project Play on Pedals which is teaching children to cycle when they are four years old.
Outside of the park, we have continued on our goal to help regenerate the north of Glasgow. Close alliances have been formed with the near-by Pinkston Watersports centre and the soon to open wakeboarding site.
In June, a local school was invited to watch a performance of 2014 Cultural Programme, The Pokey Hat, who were temporary residents of the park. The week before, we organised a circus to entertain park residents in celebration of International Juggling Day, marking June as one of our busiest months.
A lot has happened in a year and, with plenty more activity in the pipeline, we’re keen to keep up the momentum. The park still has a selection of flexible work units which can meet the specifications of tenants regardless of size, and we are keen to attract businesses looking to relocate to a park with vision.
If you’d like to visit 100 Borron Street or enquire about some space, please contact us here.
Now back to work.