Unusual new rehearsal space hits right note for Scottish Opera
Scottish Opera, Scotland’s national opera company, has opened a new 5,762 sqft rehearsal space - in the heart of one of Scotland’s largest business parks.

Silver Cloud Studio, the new creative space at Hillington Park, has seen Scottish Opera convert a large industrial unit, into a modern rehearsal area which will become home to The Orchestra of Scottish Opera.

Hillington Park is Scotland’s largest Business Park and is home to over 8,000 people working in a range of sectors including retail, manufacturing, engineering, life sciences, technology and the public sector.

Alex Reedijk, Scottish Opera’s General Director said: “I am delighted that Silver Cloud Studio is now open. Suitable rehearsal space is often difficult to find and our new studio at Hillington Park provides – with surprisingly minimal adaptation – an ideal rehearsal environment for The Orchestra of Scottish Opera and other users. We hope to extend its utility to our Education Department, and in due course, other community activity.”

Roddy Proudfoot, Head of Asset Management at Hillington Park said: “The range of commercial organisations based at Hillington Park is large but Scottish Opera has demonstrated that our commercial space can be extremely adaptable to accommodate virtually any use. Scottish Opera is one of the country’s most creative forces and it has demonstrated exactly that by turning an industrial unit into a fantastic rehearsal space for its orchestra.

Hillington Park, which is located to the west of Glasgow and just two miles from Glasgow Airport, covers 419 acres (170 hectares).