Leading global property and construction consultancy, Gleeds, have announced that they are moving their Newcastle office to Quorum Business Park in the North of the City.

Responsible for recently delivering award winning projects The Malings and North Durham Academy, Gleeds have taken 2,112 sq ft, making this the first letting in the new Qeleven suites, in the Q11 building at Quorum.

Peter Burns, Director for Gleeds in Newcastle said: ‘We are delighted to be moving into our new offices at Quorum.  It is a really impressive environment and perfect for the next chapter for Gleeds in Newcastle.’

Fergus Trim, Director at Broadoak, Asset Managers at Quorum said: ‘We are pleased to welcome Gleeds to the park.  They are a great example of the professional companies being attracted by the new high quality suites we have created in Qeleven’.

Gleeds is an international management and construction consultancy with over 130 years’ experience in the property and construction industry. With 1600 dedicated staff across six continents and 59 offices, Gleeds prides itself on being a global business that is structured to act and think locally.

Working with clients in almost every sector, Gleeds services the entire project lifecycle and categorises its offering into the following core areas: programme and project management, commercial and contract management, property and asset management and advisory.

Image: Peter Burns – Director and Graeme Duckworth – – Director Gleeds UK

Another new letting at Quorum

January 2016

Northumbria CRC, from December will base its head office at the Lightbox, Quorum Business Park, managed by Broadoak Asset Management.

The company has taken 5,596 sq ft of the first floor of the Lightbox building at Quorum, on a new 9 year lease. It will bring 65 new staff to Quorum when it takes occupation before Christmas, moving from Lifton House, Jesmond.

Broadoak Director Fergus Trim said “We are very happy to welcome Northumbria CRC to Quorum and hope they enjoy all the aspects the park has to offer.”

Nick Hall, Chief Executive of Northumbria CRC, said “We are pleased to move into new, state of the art facilities at Quorum Park. Recent changes to our operating model mean the open plan space will help to integrate various aspects of our operational functions in one location, supporting our staff across Northumberland and Tyne & Wear in delivering local probation services.”

Northumbria CRC is the second occupier to move into the Lightbox since the building was launched in April 2015 joining Connect Physical Health. This letting means that the building is now almost 40% let. The building offers greater flexibility with the four floor building offering a variety of options from 5,000 sq ft upwards to a full floor of 16,000 sq ft.


October 2015

Broadoak have helped secure a major headquarter letting on Quorum Business Park, Newcastle. Greggs PLC have taken 30,715 sq.ft in building Q9 at Quorum.

Roger Whiteside, Chief Executive Officer at Greggs said: “This move is a positive and exciting step for us, and gives us the opportunity to bring all of our central functions into one location.

“Our new office space will be equipped with a modern interior and carefully designed work spaces to help ensure the best possible working environment for our colleagues.

Quorum Business Park was selected as the favoured location based on a number of factors including its high quality and modern office space, prime business location, good transport links and close proximity to Greggs Balliol and Gosforth Park production centres. The company expects to complete the move in spring 2016.

Broadoak Director Fergus Trim said: “Greggs are an outstanding success story, of which the North East is rightly proud. We are therefore delighted to welcome their new headquarters to Quorum.”

Greggs have taken at Quorum a 10 year lease. This has been the 6th letting at Quorum this year. Fergus Trim said ‘this deal sees Quorum going from strength to strength with a growing list of big names taking space.

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October 2015

Leading glass packaging company to join impressive tenant list.

Maxim achieves a significant letting to Allied Glass for its first Scotland operation.

A leading glass packaging company specialising in spirit bottles, Allied Glass boasts an extensive and high profile client list including The Famous Grouse Whisky, Bulldog Gin, Phraya Rum and Glen’s Vodka.

Allied are the third new occupier this year at Maxim, managed by Broadoak Asset Management. The company is taking 2,088 sq ft within the building on a five year lease and will be operational from later on in the year.

Allied Glass was attracted to Maxim Office Park’s strategic location on the M8, close to both Glasgow and Edinburgh with easy motorway access to the whole of the central belt, ideal for servicing current clients as well as expanding the business.

Philip Morris, sales and marketing director at Allied Glass, said: “We are delighted to open our new office in Scotland at Maxim Office Park. This is a strategic decision to be closer to customers, offering a more flexible and personal service as we look to expand our business in the premium whisky and spirit sector.”

Craig Ritchie from Broadoak Asset Management: “Allied Glass chose Maxim based on its great location and first rate accommodation. A highly successful business working with global brands, it’s fantastic that Allied Glass has picked out Maxim as the best place to begin its operations in Scotland and grow its already thriving client list.”


September 2015

Broadoak Asset Management has appointed Laura Sykes as Director. Laura will work on Broadoak managed major assets at Quorum Business Park in Newcastle and Maxim Business Park in Glasgow totalling 1.75m sqft between them.

Laura started her career with Grimly J R Eve before moving to D E & J Levy in London where she was the first ever female partner, she has also done consultancy work for some of the larger firms including Hillier Parker and King Sturge.

Fergus Trim, Managing Director at Broadoak said ‘We are very pleased to make a new senior appointment, and to welcome Laura to our growing team. We have seen a year of strong growth, and are very positive about the opportunities ahead.



August 2015

IT Company Proact UK Takes Space for Expanding Operation

Broadoak has today announced it has secured another new occupier for Maxim.

IT company Proact UK has acquired a 3,000 sq ft suite at the popular building and will move in immediately. The expanding firm has taken the suite on a short term lease with a view to moving into larger premises, extending to 4,700 sq ft, in Maxim 3 on a five year lease.

Proact, which has six offices in the UK, is Europe’s leading independent storage integrator and cloud services enabler. Operating since 1994, the business helps organisation across the globe reduce risk, reduce cost and deliver flexible, available and highly secure IT services.

Maxim 3 provides a flexible range of open and sub-divisible floors with office suites from 2,000 sq ft. Located at the heart of the Park, Maxim 3 also features a unique mix of retail and leisure facilities. The building is situated close to the main entrance and rests among beautiful ponds, promenades and a feature waterfall.

Darren Cornelius from Proact commented on the firm’s new move: “When choosing our new office, the right location and infrastructure were key decision making factors. Maxim Office Park has provided us with the accessible location we need, a modern and high quality facility with great on-site amenities for our staff and future growth flexibility, all of which are critical to our expanding business.”

Craig Ritchie of Broadoak Asset Management added: “We’ve had a steady flow of new tenant announcements recently with Proact the latest firm to join our impressive occupier line-up. It is testament to our highly accessible location and exceptionally efficient buildings which allow tenants the flexibility to expand operations if need be.”

Connect Physiotherapy moves into the Lightbox

August 2015

Quorum Business Park, managed by Broadoak Asset Management, have welcomed Connect Physiotherapy as the first new tenants into the recently launched Lightbox Building.

Connect have taken the whole of the second floor, and their new premises will be their new headquarters, following its relocation from Cramlington, Northumberland. Connects will be bringing 130 staff.

Broadoak Director, Fergus Trim said, ‘We are thrilled to be welcoming Connect to Quorum and hope they will enjoy becoming integrated into life at the park.’

‘The Lightbox has been a considerable investment for Quorum. We recognised the North East market needed a greater flexibility with letting office space amongst the regions businesses for some time so it was the next obvious step for the park to embark of this type of venture.’ said Fergus Trim.

Connect’s Damian Stevenson said ‘Moving into the Lightbox is an exciting milestone for Connect and we are pleased to be the building’s first new tenants. We have been looking for new premises for some time and when we came across the space at Quorum it ticked all the boxes thanks to its excellent facilities and location’.


Arran Aromatics confirmed as latest occupier at Maxim Office Park


July 2015

One of Scotland’s most-loved brands, Arran Aromatics, has today been confirmed as the latest occupier at Maxim Office Park, Eurocentral, a site managed by Broadoak Asset Management.

Established in 1989, Arran Aromatics produces luxury bath, body and home fragrance products that are all designed, formulated and produced on the Isle of Arran.

The company has acquired a suite extending to 2,077 sq ft within Maxim 3 on a five year lease and will be operational on-site from August 2015. It plans to use the suite as a central office, and will feature a design studio for the creation of new products and a display area for showcasing new product lines to buyers.

Maxim 3 provides a flexible range of open and sub-divisible floors with office suites from 2,000 sq ft. Located at the heart of the Park, Maxim 3 also features a unique mix of retail and leisure facilities. The building is situated close to the main entrance and rests among beautiful ponds, promenades and a feature waterfall. Arran make soaps and body creams infused with original fragrances inspired by the landscape and scents of the island they so loved.

With a focus on global expansion, Arran Aromatics was attracted by Maxim’s strategic central location with its easy access to motorway networks and international airports.

Andrew Russell, Brand Director for Arran Aromatics said: “It is great news we have secured this fantastic new office at Maxim. Our growing business required a modern, high quality space close to transport links that could be used as a central office but also where we could create a display area to promote our product to buyers; Maxim very much fits the bill.”

Craig Ritchie from Broadoak said: “It is great news that we can add Arran Aromatics, a well-known and much-loved brand, to our impressive tenant list. It is a further endorsement of the fantastic space we have on offer at the Park and I am sure the company will find it a fitting home.”



March 2015

Broadoak Asset Management announces a prominent letting within Maxim Office Park near Glasgow to the Digital Health and Care Institute (DHI), which is moving its operations to the park from its current base in Edinburgh.

DHI is taking 5,000 sq ft within the building and will be operational on-site from June.

Established by NHS24, the University of Edinburgh and the Glasgow School of Art, the DHI encourages innovation and collaboration in digital health to better prepare Scotland’s health services for the challenges of an ageing population. With the support of major funding from the Scottish Government, it explores new technological opportunities to promote better health and deliver a higher level of care.

With a focus on Scotland as a whole, the DHI was attracted by Maxim’s strategic location between Glasgow and Edinburgh, in the heart of the country and on the edge of the M8, with easy access to international airports. The close proximity to the motorway also provides excellent links to hospitals and academic institutions across the country.

Justene Ewing, CEO of the DHI, said: “In order to expand the DHI and promote the convergence of the technological and digital arena with healthcare in Scotland, we were seeking a flexible and modern property that boasted a great location as well as high quality office space and the opportunity for future growth. Maxim Office Park ticks all of these boxes for us and I am confident we have made a great choice in where to base our key activity hub.”

Craig Ritchie from Broadoak said: “We have a wide variety of businesses based at the Park, from insurance brokers and boiler manufacturers to a biotechnology firm and a large scale public sector operation. It is testament to our excellent location and exceptionally flexible buildings that such a huge range of different companies choose to base themselves at Maxim.

“The space that we offer ranges from 2,000 sq ft small suites right up to an entire 187,200 sq ft building, so there really is an option to suit all needs.


March 2014

Deal represents significant inward investment for Scotland’s cell therapy industry.

Broadoak Asset Management has announced the important letting of ground floor space within Maxim 1 to TC BioPharm Ltd (TCB). The biotechnology company has initially leased 5,000 sq ft on a ten year lease following its announcement of a strategic collaboration with MEDINET, a Tokyo-listed immune-cell therapy company, to develop a novel treatment for various types of cancer.

Using its new Scottish base of Maxim Office Park, TCB will exclusively licence MEDINET’s innovative, proven cell therapy product to progress clinical development of the new treatment in the UK and Europe.

TCB will establish a brand new clean room, lab and administration facility which will become a Scottish hub for immuno-cell therapy research to benefit cancer patients in the UK and Europe.

Dr Michael Leek, chief executive of TCB, said: “We are one important step forward to our goal of treating cancer patients with novel cell therapy and I couldn’t be more satisfied with our new location at Maxim Office Park. We have been working closely with the Maxim team to identify the best property for our needs and I’m confident the modern space will benefit our new facility and also provide us with room to grow as our company flourishes.”

TCB’s move to Maxim Office Park represents significant inward investment for Scotland’s cell therapy industry, placing the country at the forefront of the innovative therapeutic sector. The new project was announced by the First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond and the company has been awarded a significant amount of assistance from the Scottish Government in the form of Regional Selective Assistance (RSA), strategic input from Scottish Enterprise’s High Growth Start-Up Unit and funding of academic collaborations by Glasgow City Council.

Craig Ritchie of Broadoak said: “It’s fantastic that Maxim is able to provide TCB with exactly the right facility for its scientific research needs. With flexible open plan units and a highly modern design, the space at Maxim lends itself particularly well to laboratories, as already evidenced by SEPA who took occupation of the 58,600 sq ft Maxim 6 building last year, allowing it to incorporate a first class laboratory facility alongside its office functions.

“TCB’s partnership with MEDINET will represent a great advancement in the clinical development of its novel cancer treatment and it is an honour for the company to have chosen Maxim Office Park as its Scottish base.”