As part of its UK expansion plan, O2 is to house a new customer service centre and training facility within Skypark, Glasgow's landmark business complex, creating more than 1,500 jobs. The successful deal with O2 is one of the largest pre-lettings in the Glasgow office market in recent years.
Pam Over of CKD Galbraith led the negotiations to secure the deal. She said: "The O2 deal is emblematic of the new drive to use high quality office accommodation with first class business facilities.
Skypark is a prime example. The building has been transformed over the past three years through prudent use of exterior and interior design. The complex has concentrated on developing new services that are attractive to employees - leisure facilities, an urban garden and restaurant - and to employers - a media lab and advanced IT infrastructure.
Skypark also has an innovative concierge facility to provide occupiers with a wide range of services including hotel room and car parking booking, dry cleaning pick-up and local information.
It is these kinds of innovations that are proving the icing on the cake for prospective tenants and will continue to boost the lettings within the complex for the next year and more.