Sourcing business accommodation to get easier
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Sat 09 Jun 12 @ 22:12
A new Scottish Property Database, which benefits from advanced search and reporting functionality as well as mobile applications, has been procured by Scottish Enterprise to help companies find properties in Scotland which support their growth ambitions.
Following a competitive tendering exercise Scottish Enterprise has appointed NovaLoca to deliver the new database which will be rolled out later this year and is expected to generate increased enquiries for agents whilst providing a simpler system for adding and updating properties.
The database, aimed at stimulating sustainable growth in the Scottish economy, enables agents to list ALL Scottish property for sale or to let without cost, with the details available to all businesses, without the need for registration.
Once listed, agents can choose to upgrade the way in which their properties are displayed to businesses within the main NovaLoca site. Scottish Enterprise will use the database to help companies search for suitable business accommodation to buy or let.
Scottish Enterprise director of infrastructure, Allan McQuade, said: "We know that finding the right property quickly and easily is key to helping companies in Scotland grow, and with over 5,000 sites due to be listed for sale or rental, The Scottish Property Database will do just that.
"The new database acts as a one stop shop for businesses looking for property, whether they're starting up, expanding or looking to relocate. A great feature of the new database is its mobile apps, which means businesses can access the database from anywhere and at any time. We will work with companies to help them find the right property for their business."
NovaLoca managing director, Miranda Munn, said: "We are delighted to be working with Scottish Enterprise on this exciting project. Our aim has always been to make it easy for agents to market and for occupiers to find new property, hosting the Scottish Property Database on NovaLoca will do just that. We are proud to be part of this initiative to drive the market for commercial property in Scotland."
Agents are encouraged to add available Scottish property to the site by registering on NovaLoca. Property can be added free of charge via the NovaLoca admin area. Properties added before the latest developments to the database go live will need to be updated at a later date in order to include additional information.