East Kilbride office sold for 15% yield

16/10/2023
Orbital House

AN OFFICE building in East Kilbride, near Glasgow, has sold for £4.3 million after a highly competitive bidding process.

Orbital House, located at Peel Park business park in Scotland’s largest town, has been acquired by a HKIP-sponsored investment vehicle. The deal represents a net initial yield of 15%, with independent commercial property consultancy Knight Frank representing the purchaser. 

The building comprises 69,358 sq. ft. of office space and has strong sustainability credentials after undergoing a recent refurbishment – achieving an EPC rating of A. Its current occupiers include Veolia, Close Brothers, and Target Healthcare. 

Douglas Binnie, capital markets partner at Knight Frank Glasgow, said: “There was a strong level of interest in Orbital House, with multiple bids from investors. The 15% yield is attractive, but the asset also benefits from relatively limited local competition and has a number of great features – particularly after its recent refurbishment.

“There is an increasing level of investor interest in quality business park assets in Scotland’s central belt, as occupier activity picks up and very limited new stock is coming through in the development pipeline.”

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