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Success for 16 Robertson Street and new tenants secured

Leading architects, property experts and low-carbon district heat specialists have all chosen the building for their Glasgow business base.
Waterside regeneration specialists Peel Waters have seen a wave of success in Scotland after securing thirteen new lettings in their historic 16 Robertson Street office building, bringing their total number of tenants within the distinctive building to sixteen.

original interior and exterior features from the 1800s

Built in 1885, the striking Grade A listed building is situated in the heart of Glasgow’s International Financial Services District, whilst also benefiting from being next to the spectacular River Clyde. The building still features many of its original interior and exterior features from the 1800s including naval themed stained-glass windows, ceramic tiles and domed ceilings.
The new Tenants join longer term tenants Clyde Consulting/House of Hearing (Private Medical), Peel Ports and Peel Waters, who chose the unique building for their Scotland Head Quarters.

The recent lettings follow a surge of good news for Glasgow, after being ranked the second-best UK city for work-life balance (Startups Cities Index) as well as being named one of the best cities in the world by tourism and real estate advisory service Resonance Consultancy.

flexible and inclusive workspace

16 Robertson Street offers flexible and inclusive workspace ranging from 7,617 sq. ft, all the way down to 196 sq. ft/ one desk options, which has been particularly appealing to smaller businesses and scale ups.
Future focused Scottish architects practice ‘BARD’; low-carbon district heating and large scale energy infrastructure consultants ‘Ener-Vate’ and independent property and investment advisors ‘MATH Real Estate Partners’ are just a few of the many businesses to recently take space within 16 Robertson Street.

16 Robertson Street
Period interiors of 16 Robertson Street

excited to become tenants within this backdrop

Ruairidh Moir, Chartered Architect and Director of BARD said: “As architects, we are naturally attracted to interesting places and spaces and have not been disappointed at 16 Robertson Street.  It is a culturally and historically significant building that played a huge role in the development and expansion of Glasgow through its links to the Clyde and the wider world.  This building is a storybook, is highly distinctive and full of character and quality.

“We are excited to become tenants within this backdrop and be part of the community of businesses here. It’s fair to say we’ve been given a warm welcome and the team at BARD are excited with what the future holds in our new home.  I think we will be very happy here.”

Bruce Patrick, Director of MATH Real Estate Partners said “As the Glasgow city centre eco-system continues to recover from its post-Covid shock, small businesses which are the backbone of the city’s economy are being set up in significant numbers and returning to the office.  16 Robertson Street with its range of unit sizes, all-inclusive rents and stunning architecture is a fantastic place to start and grow a business.

Jo Longdon, Ener-Vate Commercial Director said “Establishing an office in Glasgow was a strategic decision for Ener-Vate. Glasgow is not only a hub of innovation and sustainability but also a city with a strong commitment to decarbonisation and renewable energy. By having a presence here, we are positioned to collaborate closely with key stakeholders, leverage local expertise, and contribute to the region’s ambitious energy goals. This move highlights our dedication to driving forward the energy transition across the UK.”

Supporting businesses of different sizes

Brian Lavalette, Property Director for Scotland at Peel Waters said: “It’s fantastic to see such strong interest from businesses wanting to base themselves within 16 Robertson Street.

“Peel Waters has a portfolio filled with a wide variety space and the knowledge to support businesses of different sizes and from a range of sectors. 16 Robertson Street is a spectacular building, in a unique location which balances the buzz and vibrancy of Glasgow with the wellbeing benefits of being waterside and having access to The Clyde.

“We’re looking forward to working with each of these businesses to support their needs and thrive in their new workspace whilst growing our diverse business community here.”

Meg Beattie, Senior Surveyor, JLL also added: “We are pleased to have worked in partnership with Peel Waters to secure these new tenants to join the vibrant business community offered at 16 Robertson Street. The flurry of new lettings at 16 Roberston Street, demonstrates the strength in Glasgow as a location for businesses with the ambition to grow and the appeal of Peel Waters’ diverse portfolio.”


The organisations now based at 16 Robertson Street are:

Acorn Oak

Axum Ventures

BARD Atelier Ltd

Chapel of His Glory

Clydeport Operations Ltd


Herbal Dermals

House of Hearing

JNG Capital

Kari Pearce Therapy

MASCA (Scotland) CIC & International Mens Day (Scotland)

MATH Real Estate Partners

Peace of Mind Group

Peel Holdings L&P

Sense Counselling

William Matthews

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