Jobs on the way as office park becomes home to engineering firm’s design centre

A growing engineering firm has chosen Maxim Park as its Scottish base for power utility product design after scouring 19 properties in and around central Glasgow.

Doble Engineering, a leader in power grid diagnostic solutions, has taken occupation of a ground floor unit at the 760,000 sqft office park located between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Comprising 3,244 sq. ft., the new office at Maxim 8 will be a centre for product design of Doble’s electrical testing systems for the power utility industry, to meet the needs of the firm’s portfolio of clients as it expands.

The organisation’s initial presence in Scotland began with a research collaboration with Glasgow Caledonian University, where some of its staff were provided with laboratory space for research and development activities.

Ernie Grella, Chief Technology Officer at Doble Engineering, said: “Following the success of this work, we needed to expand, so establishing this new product design office at Maxim Park marks an exciting milestone for us, underscoring our commitment to innovation and meeting the evolving needs of our customers.”

Having considered 19 properties in the greater Glasgow Metropolitan area, Doble ultimately chose Maxim Park due to its location just 20 minutes from Glasgow and 40 minutes from Edinburgh, as well as other factors including quality of the facilities, and cost.

The park’s Director of Park Services, Caroline Baillie, said: “We warmly welcome the team at Doble Engineering to the Maxim Park community, and we value their feedback that our location and the ease of commuting will enable the firm to draw engineering talent from a larger area of the country.

“We pride ourselves on working with tenant organisations to help them offer their staff the services and amenities they need to improve their workplace experience. We look forward to seeing Doble Engineering flourish here at Maxim Park.”

Mr Grella added: “Maxim Park provides an ideal location for our talented engineers to thrive, and to continue to grow our team. We look forward to making Maxim Park our home in Scotland as we develop cutting edge electrical testing systems for the global power utility industry.”

Shelborn Asset Management acquired Maxim Park in 2018 and has welcomed a raft of new tenants including Barratt Developments, LumiraDX, Aureum Diagnostics, TClarke, Linear Group and Sartorius.