Network Rail moves operations to Motherwell

Airbles House
Airbles House

A £2.8 million Motherwell office block which has been lying empty since it was built six years ago has finally been leased.

Network Rail has agreed an eight-year lease to take over the entire Airbles House, which two years ago was described by former Motherwell and Wishaw MSP John Pentland as being “perceived as a ‘white elephant’”

The Airbles Road facility comprises almost 18,000 sq ft over three levels, with 63 parking spaces.

Glasgow-based property consultancy CBRE secured the deal on behalf of the landlord Regent Capital.

Alistair Urquhart, associate director at CBRE, said: “Airbles House is a fantastic building and provided a rare opportunity to acquire a self-contained circa 18,000 sq ft office in a very accessible location.

“It is therefore no surprise that a high profile organisation such as Network Rail decided to take the entire building for its operations.”

Alistair Reid, director at JLL, which acted for Network Rail, added: “Airbles House is a wonderful development in an enviable location.

“As a destination for doing business, Motherwell is a great town and I’m sure the quality of the working population, excellent transport links and the surrounding amenities available to staff represent a great offering for Network Rail as an employer.

“Therefore we had no hesitation in presenting Airbles House to our client and I’m sure the organisation will find it an excellent building for the business.”