In the largest Grade A Office transaction in the City since 2010 it has been announced that the global accountancy body The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is to lease new offices at BAM Properties CONNECT110NS development, 110 Queen Street, Glasgow.

The world’s leading body for professional accountants will occupy the entire first, second and third floors of the building, a total of 55,750 sq ft of space.  ACCA will relocate from its current office at Central Quay in late 2016.

Mark Broderick, Development Director Scotland, BAM Properties which developed the Queen Street building said, “ACCA was keen to secure prime office space in the heart of the city centre enabling expansion and we are delighted they chose CONNECT110NS. The ACCA transaction completes the letting of all 144,000sqft of office space in the building.”

Existing occupiers feature a number of leading professional service organisations including Brodies LLP, Deloitte LLP, Grant Thornton UK LLP, DWF LLP and WSP/Parsons Brinkerhoff.    Armani was the first retail tenant on board, opening a flagship store earlier this year fronting onto Ingram Street.

Jan Lloyd, Head of Global Business Support, ACCA said: “This is a significant relocation for ACCA and will enable us to maximise the operational efficiency of the large open-plan floorplates and will enhance the working environment for our people - encouraging further interaction, collaboration and flexibility.

“The new office not only offers a distinctive building in a great location for our people and clients, but it reinforces our approach to agile working, teamwork and client service excellence.”

Cushman & Wakefield represented ACCA. Letting agents on the office space for BAM Properties were Phil Reid Associates and Cushman & Wakefield. Two retail units on the ground floor now remain for lease, totalling 10,035 sq ft and are being marketed by Savills and Cushman & Wakefield