Having established ourselves in Paisley and our previous tenancy coming to an end, we had an urgent need to find new premises.
As soon as we discussed our needs with Louise at Abbey Mill, she showed us around ground floor units within the Sir James Clarke Building, which would suit our requirements for space but also provide the correct environment to work and display our products.
We loved the bright, high ceiling, open space unit with double door access for collections and deliveries. A tenancy agreement was signed within a week! The staff couldn’t have been more helpful.
Stuart Wilson, Print Studio Scotland
The fact that Abbey Mill built our office to suit our needs was a huge bonus and reason to move here. We are delighted”.
Kate Wilcox, Project Support
At Outspoken Arts we had a vision for a bigger, more open plan space. Abbeymill were able to realise this vision and created a wonderful archway into the adjacent unit. The work was completed in a few weeks and we were truly delighted with it. And we love the great views!
Steven Thomson, Outspoken Arts
I’d recommend using Abbey mill business centre, they have ideal spaces available to suit every need. I looked at many different spaces and for me Embroidery mill ticked all the boxes. Before I looked at Embroidery Mill I thought it would be way out of my budget as I have a small business in such a beautiful building they found me the perfect size of room with the rent at a reasonable price. Staff are helpful and friendly. Being close to town centre is great too.
Janice Harvey, Janice’s Tartan Tots
We have been tenants in Abbey Mill Business Centre since December 2016, and can’t imagine moving anywhere else. The premises are bright and fresh, there’s a fabulous on-site café, and we can even bring our dog to work. Oh, and parking is never a problem. Five stars from us.
Laura Hardy, Acorn Carpet Cleaning
I looked at the various business centres in Paisley and decided on Abbey Mill for several reasons; the reception area is very impressive, my clients expect a professional environment, the security is a big bonus and the car parking is perfect for myself and my clients. When you walk into Mile End Mill you always get a friendly welcome from reception and as a tenant I feel we are kept updated on what is happening within the building.
Lesley Brackenridge – Counsellor and Supervisor – Threads Counselling
We moved to the Sir James Clark Building in 2006, having previously worked in offices nearby. The location was ideal, being within walking distance of Paisley town centre and train stations (Gilmour Street and Hawkhead) and at reasonable rates. In addition, car parking was good making the location readily commutable. Much of our business is international so that the 10 minute drive to Glasgow airport is particularly useful, as are the nearby hotels.
We enjoy good security and the building is well placed for lunch with a Morrison’s supermarket opposite. The buildings within the Abbey Mill business centre represent a significant part of Paisley’s history and a good talking point with visiting clients from afar.
David M Westmore, Clark & Standfield Limited
I brought my business here almost ten years ago and have experienced great support from the centre. It’s not just somewhere to trade, it’s a great benefit to my business image being in such a historical building. The location is perfect with it being just outside the heart of the town and more than ample parking for my clients.
Stephen Brown – Abbey Mill Fitness Club & Personal Training Studio
We love that we get to start our business in a building that is such an integral part of Paisley’s history and heritage. We’ve tried to uncover as many of the original features as we can and we’re so delighted with the space that we have in The Gatehouse at Abbey Mill Business Centre.
Becky and Nate Strawser, The Gatehouse Coffee Roasters
Epitome Soft Furnishings has moved into Sir James Clark building in January 2018 after spending 6 months in The Old Embroidery Mill where we quickly outgrew our Studio space. Abbey Mill Business Centre is a perfect fit for our business identity.
David Sloan, Epitome Soft Furnishings
Abbey mill ticks all the boxes for me as a business owner. The building itself has so much character, which is a great talking point with all my clients. It is very well managed and the staff are always quick to help with any questions and problems you may have.
My studio is beautiful, the big windows and stunning original flooring was the perfect blank canvas to turn my vision into a reality. Choosing Abbey Mill as my first premises was the best business decision I have made so far.
Kellyann Fitzpatrick, Kellyann Fitzpatrick Photography
We worked in Mile End Mill a few years ago and really enjoyed the vibrant working environment. There are ample car parking spaces for staff and visitors and easy access to the main road/rail infrastructure – which is great being so close to Glasgow. The gym and on site cafeteria are great facilities and are both used on a regular basis by our staff and our visitors.
Eddie Johnstone, Scottish Water Horizons
I looked at many studio spaces in Paisley and Glasgow, and I couldn’t find any that ticked all the boxes like Abbey Mill does.
In general, the great office and studios spaces were the attraction, but it’s also the whole surrounding infrastructure that was a big sell for me. Clients can easily get here from all over and park easily. I also feel secure in this complex.
Also, the fact that I’m next door to a Morrisons store was an attractive draw. Which has Amazon Delivery boxes. The final selling point for me was the history surrounding Abbey Mill. My parents and many of my relatives all worked at the Abbey Mill when it was operational as a thread mill. I hope to be based here for many years.
David Baker, David Wilde Studios