Office Leasing Guide - Plymouth
Maritime city Plymouth occupies a prime position on Devon’s south coast. Its major port has made it a popular base for businesses since the days of the Roman Empire, and it remains a bustling hub for trade.
North Lanarkshire is one of Scotland’s 32 council areas and sits in the central South of the country. It straddles the area between the major cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow and is home to large towns like Motherwell, Airdrie, Coatbridge and Cumbernauld. North Lanarkshire is also a county of rural beauty, as it’s home to important areas of nature like Strathclyde Country Park, the eastern edge of the Seven Lochs Wetland Park and the large Hillend Reservoir near Caldercruix.North Lanarkshire is occupied by many who commute into the nearby city of Glasgow and comprises many of the city’s suburbs. This is likely because the area offers slower paced, more picturesque places to settle that are still within a 30 minute drive of the many businesses based in Glasgow.
The area was formed in 1996 when new county lines were drawn in Scotland and North Lanarkshire absorbed parts of the Monklands District Council region, as well as significant areas of the former Strathclyde Regional Council. It is now the fourth most populated area in Scotland, with a population of around 340,000.
Here on Realla, we have lots of commercial properties for every kind of business. Whether you’re looking for the perfect home for your clothes shop or café or need to find premises that suit your growing industrial operations, take a look at our extensive commercial property listing in North Lanarkshire.
Rail: Rail services are provided by ScotRail and there are more than 20 train stations dotted across the county, making it a convenient way to get around.
Bus: Buses run regularly across North Lanarkshire, with bus stations in most of the county’s large towns including Cumbernauld, Coatbridge, Airdrie, Motherwell, Wishaw and Kilsyth. The Strathclyde Partnership for Transport is responsible for overseeing the running of buses in the area and offers services across the towns and villages of North Lanarkshire.
Air: Cumbernauld Airport, in the north of the county, is North Lanarkshire’s only airport. It is small airport that primarily deals with private charted flights, as well as limited domestic flights from nearby cities like Glasgow and Edinburgh. Glasgow Airport is the closest international airport. It’s around 30 minutes’ drive from Motherwell and 25 minutes’ drive from Cumbernauld, making it easy to reach from North Lanarkshire.
Road: The M8 and M80 motorways run through North Lanarkshire. The M8 connects the county to Edinburgh in the east and Glasgow and Paisley in the west, while the M80 runs north towards Stirling. Major A roads the A71 (towards Edinburgh) and A80 (which runs through Cumbernauld) also serve North Lanarkshire. The county is fairly rural, meaning it doesn’t have as many major roads as nearby Glasgow, but is still easy to get around.
There are more than 20 gyms within the North Lanarkshire area, including:
Explore them all here.
There are 18 banks in the area, including Bank of Scotland, TSB Bank and Clydesdale Bank.
There are 19 post offices in the area, including in Hamilton, Motherwell, Whifflet, Glenboig, Condorrat, Moodiesburn and Cumbernauld.
North Lanarkshire is home to plenty of excellent shopping destinations. Most of the county’s large towns have plenty of shops for residents and tourists to explore, including Cumbernauld Shopping Centre, which is home to lots of familiar high street brands. Visit Motherwell and Coatbridge to find more excellent retail arcades packed with food stores, cafés and boutiques for every taste.
Lidl’s Scotland Distribution Centre
Albert Bartlett Potatoes
Liberty Steel Motherwell
If you’ve always wanted to work near the coast, Bournemouth and Poole are two great options for running a business in. Once the playground of fisherman, today the two areas are seeing prominent business growth and innovation. With a young and skilled population and a diverse mix of sectors, there are lots of exciting opportunities here.