6 September 2019/ Area guides

Commercial property area guide: North Lanarkshire - England

Commercial properties to rent in North Lanarkshire

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.

Offices available to rent in North Lanarkshire

2 Parklands Way

Retail units to rent in North Lanarkshire

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Top places to eat in North Lanarkshire

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Mondo Restaurant

Great places to grab a coffee

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Chunkey Monkeys Coffee


There are more than 20 gyms within the North Lanarkshire area, including:

  • David Lloyd
  • PureGym
  • Wishaw Sports Centre
  • Sir Matt Busby Sports Complex
  • DW Fitness First

Explore them all here.

Banks and Post Offices

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.

Supermarkets and shopping centres

  • Tesco (four Extra stores, two supermarkets, eight express stores)
  • Asda (three supermarkets)
  • Iceland (one supermarket)
  • Morrisons (one supermarket)
  • Co-Op (one supermarket)

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.

Retail properties to let in North Lanarkshire

Agents operating in the area

  • Savills
  • Knight Frank
  • CBRE
  • Avison Young
  • Colliers International
  • Ryden

Commercial properties on Realla that offer something a little different

Colossus 2

21 – 23 Muir Street, Motherwell

Cumbernauld Post Office & WHSmith Franchise

338 Main Street, Bellshill

J29 off the M8

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Meet the neighbours – important North Lanarkshire businesses

Lidl’s Scotland Distribution Centre

Bells Bakers

Albert Bartlett Potatoes


A.G Barr

Liberty Steel Motherwell

Large offices and co-working spaces in North Lanarkshire

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Did you know?

  • Man-made Strathclyde Loch sits in the middle of Strathclyde Country Park, which covers more than 400 hectares of the North Lanarkshire countryside. The remains of a Roman fort can be found in the extensive parkland.
  • Another landmark is the Antoine Wall, which was built by the Romans back in around 150AD. The original wall was an imposing three metres high and marked the boundary between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde. Though only the ruins remain, it’s still a worthwhile place to hike or cycle.
  • Curling is thought to have originated in North Lanarkshire back in the 18th century in the town of Kilsyth. The world’s first curling club was formed there in 1716 and is still in action today.
  • One of Scotland’s largest industrial estates, Eurocentral, sits just off the M8 motorway to the South of the county. It’s home to imposing industrial units, massive office blocks and huge mixed-use units and has become a key destination for large businesses in North Lanarkshire.
  • Motherwell is known for its sporting prowess, with its football club – one of the best in the Scottish Premiership and athletics clubs across the town.

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