Scottish Natural Heritage HQ office space comes to market

Posted on by John Cronin

Empty office space at the headquarters of Scottish Natural Heritage is to be made available to commercial tenants.

Great Glen HouseScottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is to make available vacant floorspace within its award-winning headquarters building on a commercial basis for the first time.

SNH already sublets suites within Great Glen House, Inverness (pictured) to the Crofters Commission and Paths for All Partnership, both of which are public bodies.

Great Glen House is a three-storey office building that was completed in 2006 at a build cost of approximately £12m. Constructed on the same basis as for commercial office projects, the build was undertaken on a pre-let agreement at a rental price of £15 / sq ft. SNH subsequently exercised an option to purchase the scheme.

The 65,000 sq ft building comprises of flexible, open-plan office space along with meeting rooms, a library, workshops and fully-equipped gym. Incorporating a wide range of energy-efficient and sustainable construction techniques, Great Glen House is one of the UK’s highest accredited environmental buildings. A BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating has been awarded and on completion the scheme achieved the highest ever office BREEAM score of 84.01%. In 2007 the building was voted the best corporate workplace in Scotland at the BCO Awards.

Commenting on the surplus office space Joe Moore, corporate services director at SNH said: “[We are] continuously looking at ways of making the property more environmentally, operationally and financially efficient”.

Agents Knight Frank are marketing the second floor suite, extending to 4,898 sq ft, at a headline rental price of £25 / sq ft. Floor space is available for immediate occupation. Serviced office facilities are also available.


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