Ceteris acquires Falkirk Business Hub to expand its portfolio of Business Parks across Central Scotland

Forth Valley commercial landlord and business support specialist, Ceteris Scotland Ltd, has expanded its property portfolio by acquiring the Falkirk Business Hub.

The £2m acquisition from previous owners, Tartan Commercial, expands Ceteris’ footprint into the Falkirk area for the first time. Ceteris already owns and operates 20 business parks across 9 sites in Clackmannanshire and Stirling. It provides high-quality serviced, co-working and virtual offices and industrial units to 190 businesses that employ approximately 1400 employees with a combined turnover of £100m a year.

The Falkirk Business Hub will add over 40 tenant companies with around 150 staff to Ceteris. Situated in the centre of Falkirk, the former Falkirk General Post Office building is a local landmark and was completely refurbished in 2013. The four-storey building now provides quality serviced offices, co-working space, conference and meeting rooms as well as virtual office services.

Ceteris CEO, Josie Saunders, together with her fellow directors has driven the acquisition of Falkirk Business Hub as part of an ambitious new corporate strategy. Josie knows the area well having previously worked as Head of Corporate Affairs for Scottish Canals during the development of the world-famous Kelpies and Helix Park attraction in Falkirk. Commenting on the acquisition of Falkirk Business Hub, Josie said: “This is a very exciting step in the Ceteris journey and brings to life our vision of Making Business Happen through the creation of new opportunities.

“As we are about to mark our 40th year of driving economic regeneration and business growth in Central Scotland, it is fitting that we are adding this vibrant hub in Falkirk to our 20-strong portfolio of office and industrial parks in Clackmannanshire and Stirling. This acquisition means Ceteris now has a presence right across Forth Valley. We will continue working with partners to use this space to help our tenants and other businesses across the region thrive, create sustainable jobs and grow.”

Tartan Commercial Managing Director Nick Watson added: “We’re delighted that ownership of Falkirk Business Hub is being transferred to a commercial landlord with such a strong reputation and presence in the Forth Valley region. Ceteris’ vision for the future of this dynamic, vibrant business centre and its commitment to investing in its tenants and in the local community as part of its social mission make it a great fit. We’re proud that we leave the Hub in a strong position, with occupancy levels at 100%. As we focus our activities on properties and developments in Edinburgh and East Lothian, we know that with Ceteris, the Hub has a fantastic future ahead of it.”

Falkirk Business Hub