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CKO Office Building Stirling
CKO Office Building Stirling
CKO Office Building Stirling

M&G Plc sign up to Stirling

New office building at Kildean, Stirling for M&G Plc delivered by Cromwell Property Group and Stirling Council in their SDA joint venture.

INTRODUCTION

Our client, Cromwell Property Group, has confirmed that M&G Plc has signed a 20-year lease on a new office building at the Kildean Business Park in Stirling.  The building will be developed by the Stirling Development Agency (SDA), Cromwell’s joint venture with Stirling Council.  Construction work starts on site in February 2021 and the building will be ready for occupation in 2022, creating the first substantial office development on the business park.

The building comprises c. 7,000 sq. m. of office and support accommodation arranged over three floors.  An extensively planted landscape setting surrounds the building continuing the theme of avenues of trees and lines of beech hedging from the nearby Castle Business Park.  Site boundaries are defined using mixed species hedges with specimen trees to enhance biodiversity and the riparian corridor at the embankment of the River Forth will be enhanced to give glimpses of the building from the M9 motorway.

CONSULTATION

An extensive consultation process led to the granting of Planning Permission for the project in June 2020 and the design team has developed a fully integrated scheme which combines the shell and core works with the tenant’s fit-out in a single construction contract.

ARCHITECTURE

The building itself has been designed to be elegant and simple with a sophisticated palette of materials.  Verticality in the arrangement of the charcoal coloured brickwork panels contrasts with the horizontal nature of the office floor plates and umber coloured metal cladding and windows emphasise the rhythm of the façades.

SUSTAINABILITY

The aim of the new business park is to create developments underpinned by the principles of sustainability.  This will be achieved by incorporating sustainable design practices into the use of materials, infrastructure such as SUDS and inclusion of zero and low carbon equipment.  Specifically, air source heat pumps provide heating and cooling with heat recovery heat pump air handling units providing the ventilation.  In addition, accessibility and movement to and through the site by foot, cycle, public transport and car all contribute to the aspiration to provide an integrated, sustainable development.

BREEAM

The proposed building is targeting achievement of BREEAM ‘Excellent’.

SUMMARY
This development will be a destination workplace that is firmly rooted in Stirling and the physical, cultural and social identities that define a new place have been brought together in this all-encompassing design which encourages collaboration in every part of the new environment from the arrival to the building through the flow of the interior to the relationship with the outside world.

TWITTER

M&G Plc has signed a 20-year lease on a new office building at Kildean Business Park being delivered by our client Cromwell Property Group in their SDA JV.  Construction starts in February 2021 and will be completed in 2022.  Providing 7,000 sq. m. of accommodation, the building will achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’.

SUMMARY VERSION

Cromwell Property Group has confirmed that M&G Plc has signed a 20-year sole occupancy lease on a proposed new office building at Kildean Business Park.

The building will be developed by the Stirling Development Agency (SDA), Cromwell’s joint venture with Stirling Council.  With an estimated completion date of mid-2022, the 77,000 sq ft building is part of a series of planned developments at the 340,000 sq ft Business Park located near Stirling, an area traditionally popular with financial services and life sciences companies in Scotland’s Central Belt.

The building has been designed to meet stringent ESG objectives and is targeting an ‘Excellent’ BREEAM rating, in part through the use of a number of zero and low carbon technologies. The Business Park links into the local cycle network and ample covered cycle spaces, lockers and shower facilities will be provided within the building.

DIRECTORY

Client Cromwell Property Group / SDA
Tenant M&G Plc
Tenant’s Advisors Avison Young
Principal Contractor Bowmer & Kirkland
Employer’s Agent/QS Thomas and Adamson
Principal Designer Thomas and Adamson
Architect Michael Laird Architects
Civil and Structural Engineer Goodson Associates
M&E Engineer Henderson Warnock
Landscape Architect Raeburn Farquhar Bowen
Transportation Consultant Arcadis
BREEAM and Fire Safety Consultants Atelier10
Ecological Consultant Nigel Rudd
Acoustic Consultant Sandy Brown Associates