CMS picks West Regent Street for new Glasgow base

CMS joins the likes of Weir Group and Arup at 1 West Regent Street in Glasgow
CMS joins the likes of Weir Group and Arup at 1 West Regent Street in Glasgow
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Law firm CMS has been announced as the latest occupier to take up space at 1 West Regent Street, the new office development in Glasgow city centre.

CMS, which completed its merger with Dundas & Wilson last year, has taken the entire fifth floor and part of the fourth floor of the 11-storey building, which was developed by M&G Real Estate and a fund managed by Clearbell.

It plans to relocate from its current Glasgow office at 191 West George Street in May.

Caryn Penley, executive partner at CMS Scotland, said: “The move to 1 West Regent Street comes at an exciting time for the firm as we look to provide a more modern environment. The open floor plan will enable us to operate more efficiently and work more collaboratively with each other and our clients.”

Manish Chande, senior partner at Clearbell, said the building, which spans 143,000 square feet of Grade-A office and retail space, is now more than 60 per cent let, “with only three-and-a-half floors available and we already have positive interest on those, which is great news”.

Glasgow-based engineer Weir Group, media organisation Global and professional services companies Arup and FDM Group are due to occupy five floors of offices, while restaurant chain Giraffe opened on the ground level in July.

JLL and Bilfinger GVA represented Clearbell and M&G Real Estate, while Savills acted for CMS.

Aaron Pope, director of asset management at M&G Real Estate, said: “This is the fifth letting at 1 West Regent Street since the start of the year and reflects that a well-designed and excellently specified building in a market with limited Grade-A office space will continue to attract strong occupiers like CMS.”