19th May 2008 - John Swinney MSP opens doors to Duart House
Duart House, the latest £16m speculative office development at Strathclyde Business Park, has been formally opened by John Swinney MSP.
The four storey property offers managed accommodation to tenants across a range of sectors from start-ups to multi-nationals. Stylish, contemporary space is complimented by a comprehensive range of facilities. Fully furnished office suites are available in "walk in" condition for immediate occupation. Conference facilities are available to all tenants on each floor with full data and audio visual facilities, and seminar suites can accommodate up to 250, further enhancing the Business Park's conferencing provision.
When fully occupied, Duart House will support an additional 650 jobs.
Since it's inception in 1990, Strathclyde Business Park has grown to be the premier business park location in Scotland, setting the standard in terms of quality of building, landscaping, environment and facilities. There are currently 240 companies, such as Virgin Media, Scottish Power, William Grants Distillers, Camelot and PPD Inc based on site, providing over 5,500 jobs.
William Hill, Developer of Strathclyde Business Park, explained "Facilitating growth has been key to the Park's success. Providing flexible accommodation with the ability to expand with our tenants as their businesses change, has proved invaluable to many of the companies who have located here. Duart House is the largest, and we believe, the most prestigious office accommodation at the Business Park.
Finance Secretary John Swinney said: "Strathclyde Business Park has helped revive Lanarkshire's economic fortunes and is an excellent place for business to locate and grow. The take up of space already in Duart House demonstrates the Park's continuing success, a clear indication of the great location and first rate local skills base. I wish Strathclyde Business Park every success for the future."