The Circus Comes to Borron Street
Spinning too many plates and juggling priorities might be a daily occurrence for many workers but yesterday a Glasgow Business park invited a circus to show their residents how it can really be done. 100 Borron Street business park hosted a circus in their car-park to mark World Juggling Day, with a troupe of jugglers, stilt-walkers, hulla-hoopers and uni-cyclists entertaining crowds in front of a big-top tent. Attendees were able to take part in juggling lessons on their lunch break, delivered by trained performers from Bright Night International Theatre Company. Guests were also treated to a selection of confectionary from a vintage sweet stall while trying their luck to win prizes on a coconut shy. The event was organised to celebrate World Juggling Day, which takes place on Saturday, 14 June.
The business park, a joint venture of Scottish Canals and partner Igloo Regeneration Partnership, an Aviva Investors fund, is investing up to £1.2m to transform a traditional Glasgow business park into a place for “business, arts and leisure”.
Partners paid £3.66m last February for the previously-named Port Dundas Business Park, rebranding the 250,000 sq ft of 1980s and 1990s industrial and office accommodation as 100 Borron Street.
Situated on the Forth and Clyde Canal just north of the city-centre, the park contains a diverse selection of residents including front-line services provider, Cordia and the design firm which produced the 2014 Commonwealth Games Baton, 4c Design.
The park houses a wide selection of ‘flexible work spaces’ and offices which range from 750sq to 3,000sqft in size. There are also warehouse facilities available as storage areas for businesses which have larger requirements.
Markus Kroner, Asset Manager for the Joint Venture at 100 Borron Street, said: “We thought it’d be enjoyable to do something a bit different for the park residents, making the day one to remember.
“It’s great to see people on the site having a go at all the different circus skills while they are out on their lunch break.
“We have a lot planned for the business park, already containing quite a few interesting residents. There is a wide range of exiting activity in the pipeline and the summer is definitely going to be a busy period.”