Clyde Gateway is a key partner in Pan-European heating and cooling project aiming to reduce energy costs

May 12th, 2022

When I travel to Paris this week for the next meeting of the D2 Grids Steering Committee, an Interreg North-West Europe funded project, I will be updating fellow members on the incredible progress being made in Glasgow on our Green Regeneration Innovation District (GRID) which includes Clyde Gateway’s own pilot for an innovative and sustainable… Read More »

ESG credentials will pave the way for our future of work

March 25th, 2022

The pandemic, a renewed focus on climate change following COP26, and the growing interest in ESG (environment, social and governance) credentials are all contributing to our changing world of work. Office occupiers are putting an increased focus on the quality of space, and while every occupier has a different definition of quality and ESG; health… Read More »

2022 will be the year to shape a brighter, greener culture for the workplace

January 22nd, 2022

The pandemic has triggered a massive shift in the way we work, resulting in many companies moving from an office-centric culture to adopting the new ‘hybrid’ way of working – balancing a desire to bring people back to the office with greater employee flexibility. This in itself presents an opportunity to re-examine how our buildings… Read More »

Innovative partnership delivers community energy project in clyde gateway

November 20th, 2021

Clyde Gateway, Scotland’s biggest regeneration programme, in partnership with Scottish Water Horizons, has officially completed a ground-breaking project to install one of the country’s most innovative and sustainable heating systems. The state-of-the-art district heating network at the Clyde Gateway site in Glasgow’s east end broke ground in 2020, following £2.1million funding from SP Energy Networks’… Read More »

Workplaces of the future will be shaped by sustainability

September 24th, 2021

The pandemic has triggered a massive shift in the way we work, resulting in many companies moving from an office-centric culture to considering more flexible ways of working. The new ‘hybrid’ way of working has become a strong guiding principle for companies across the UK that are balancing a desire to bring people back to… Read More »

A digital agency still needs a collaborative work space

June 3rd, 2021

My digital agency turns five years old this month and I am proud of everything we have achieved in half a decade. Little did I think we would be faced with operating in a global pandemic, nor would I have predicted that we could significantly grow the business in such an unprecedented and challenging time.… Read More »

As grade ‘a’ office space reaches an all time low, it’s time to take stock and build workplaces of the future

February 6th, 2021

A recent report published by CBRE, shows that Grade A office supply in Glasgow has now reached a critically low level and, with just one more modest letting, the city could be left with nothing to offer potential tenants or investors. When we carried out our first ever detailed survey of the city’s office market,… Read More »

City’s hotbed of talent is heating up the property market

November 19th, 2019

As a commercial property developer, my natural instinct whenever I go into a city is to look up – you really can tell a lot about its economic health by counting the cranes in the skyline. Glasgow is one city that is witnessing a significant ‘purple patch’ with large occupiers, including Barclays, Morgan Stanley, HMRC… Read More »

Putting down roots to secure a bright global business

August 19th, 2019

Setting up your own business requires a huge leap of faith. Deciding the best place to locate your business to allow it to grow and attract the right talent requires careful consideration. I launched my digital technology business, Raven Controls back in 2017. I had previously worked in Glasgow’s East End as a police officer… Read More »

Moving out of the city centre was the right step at the right time

June 19th, 2019

My eyes were first opened to the possibility of moving my 68 strong workforce from our traditional city centre offices during a tour of Glasgow’s East End with Clyde Gateway’s Chief Executive, Ian Manson. I left feeling astonished at the transformation of the east end, and it really got me thinking, especially as the lease… Read More »