Vets Now surrendered its lease on the ground floor of the North Street building, while also taking on a new 15-year lease for the ground, first and second floors, to create a state-of-the-art emergency and specialty hospital.
The company recently secured planning approval from Glasgow City Council to expand its current centre to include a custom-built intensive care unit, specialist oncology treatment area, and additional theatres and treatment spaces at a total cost of approximately £1.5m.
Undertaking a significant internal fit out alongside cosmetic work, Vets Now aims to create a world-leading emergency centre of excellence in the west of the city. Renting 26 car parking spaces on the site, the company is also enhancing accessibility for customers and staff.
Buccleuch Property, who purchased the building in 2006, has recently invested £100,000 in improvements to the period property, including extensive front façade stoneworks.
Lucy Duff, Associate Director at Buccleuch Property, said: “Our North Street property is situated in a prominent and highly accessible location on the outskirts of Glasgow City Centre, making it the ideal space for the expansive facility Vets Now plans to develop.
“As a committed landlord, we worked with Vets Now to create a suitable tenancy agreement which both meets their needs and takes into consideration the requirements of our other tenant within the building.”
Patricia Colville, Business Development Director, Vets Now, said: “We are delighted to work with Buccleuch Property to secure additional floor space to enable us to expand our current 24/7 emergency and specialty veterinary Hospital site in North Street which is a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons accredited veterinary hospital.
“As the UK’s leading pet emergency service our expanded hospital will mean our team of dedicated specialists, referral and emergency vets can continue to provide the highest standard of client and patient care to pets at the time they need it most.”