SNP MSP Sandra White has welcomed Scottish Power’s plans to develop a new 14 storey office headquarters in Glasgow City Centre.
Construction of the building – on the corner of St Vincent Street and India Street – is set to commence next year and is further evidence of Scotland’s reindustrialisation as an energy leader on a global scale.
Sandra White, SNP MSP for Kelvin, which includes the new site, said:
"It is very encouraging that this new development will ensure Glasgow remains home to Scottish Power’s UK headquarters for the long term and will be a hub for delivering £10billion of planned investment over the coming years.
"This is a massive vote of confidence for Glasgow and for Scotland. It will create jobs, help the economy and generate growth.
"As renewables and reindustrialising Scotland gathers pace it undermines the ridiculous scaremongering stories we have heard from anti-independence politicians including the PM and Chancellor."
The move out of Cathcart is not a huge concern to local MSP James Dornan, who has met and discussed the plans with Phil Henderson, the head of public affairs at Scottish Power.
Mr Dornan added:
"This is further evidence that Glasgow is ripe for investment and it also presents a great opportunity for Cathcart, and I look forward to see what new developments will take place on this site in the future.
"I've been assured this move will bring new employment opportunities to residents of Cathcart and look forward to working with Scottish Power in the future to ensure this happens."