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New make over brings positive lift to Bothwell Street

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The Quality Assurance Agency (Scotland) is the latest occupier to take up the final remaining space at 18 Bothwell Street in Glasgow city centre following a significant refurbishment of the prominent Grade A listed building by landlord, Aspin Estates.

Cushman & Wakefield secured the new tenant who will lease the first floor of the building occupying 3,397 sq ft on a 10 year lease.  QAA, who are responsible for monitoring and advising on standards and quality in higher education in Scotland, joins software consultancy firm Open Grid Systems, on the third floor and established chartered accountants, William Duncan & Co on the second floor. 

The ground floor, which spans 4,000 sq ft is occupied by newly opened Gusto Restaurant.  Part of Living Ventures Group and inspired by the traditional grand cafés of Europe, the Italian themed offering is their second Scottish restaurant to open following on from Edinburgh.  This forms part of their expansion strategy to grow from 11 UK restaurants to 25 in the next few years.

The building is now fully let within only three months of the completion of a two year refurbishment of the building which included upgrading work to the 8,000 sq ft office accommodation and the creation of a new welcoming entrance.

Fergus Maclennan, Senior Surveyor at Cushman & Wakefield commented, “We are delighted to have achieved full occupancy at 18 Bothwell Street so quickly.  Occupiers were drawn to the building due to the impressive specification and prominent location with transport links and a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants all within easy walking distance.  The building has a prominent façade with a striking entrance foyer which has really lifted the entire look of this section of Bothwell Street.”

Cushman & Wakefield are Office Letting Agents, Retail Letting Agents, and Managing Agents for the building representing Aspin Estates. The Quality Assurance Agency (Scotland) were represented by DTZ.