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Spy out 007 appeal of city centre office building

Kintyre House gives occupiers license to thrill

​Glasgow, 26 September 2013 - Office workers in a Glasgow city centre building feel like 007 when clocking in, according to two Office Agents who won a competition organised by agents Jones Lang LaSalle and GVA.

Kintyre HouseFingerprint security scanners have been installed at Kintyre House on West George Street, home to Maven Capital Partners, Law At Work and Capita Hartshead.

Jones Lang LaSalle, acting on behalf of the building owners Bilsdale Properties, asked Office Agents why they loved the building.

Winner Scott McNicol, of McNicol Property, joked: “I like Kintyre House because of its James Bond-style fingerprint entry system”, while Alistair Urquhart of CBRE wrote “The fingerprint entry system makes me feel like I’m entering the MI5 HQ”.

The building was completely refurbished during 2011, and space is currently available to rent on two floors.

On the lower ground, 5,429 sq ft is available at a rate of £15 per sq ft. On the second floor, 5,191 sq ft is available at a rate of £16 per sq ft.

Both floors offer exceptional working environments for occupiers. The prominent lower ground floor has a separate dedicated access from street level, while the second floor space is wrapped round a central atrium, affording excellent natural light.

A bright, airy reception forms a welcoming arrival point, and contemporary quality finishes throughout include tiled floors and feature walls. CCTV monitoring and the fingerprint entry system provide excellent security.

Alistair Reid, associate director at Jones Lang LaSalle, said: “The James Bond references came from a competition we ran with a prize of £200 of gift vouchers for the best entry. We were really pleased to find that the surveyors feel like ‘Secret Agents’ when visiting the building!

“Kintyre House occupies an unrivalled position on one of Glasgow's widest and most elegant streets, and the natural light makes the office space particularly attractive.

GVA are joint letting agents.