A Scottish boxer has hailed the launch of a new gym at an office park on the edge of Scotland's largest city.

Mighty Rick’s Gym, which has opened in 4,000 square feet space within Maxim 3 at Maxim Park on the outskirts of Glasgow, is a "dream fulfilled" for Coatbridge-born former world lightweight, light welterweight and super featherweight champion Ricky Burns.

After a career that saw him clinch WBO and WBA titles, Mr Burns recently called time on his boxing days to focus on life outside the ring.

Mr Burns said his ambitions for his first gym at Maxim Park focus around bringing people together through greater fitness and improved workplace well-being.

Glasgow Times: Ricky Burns at the new facilityRicky Burns at the new facility (Image: Mighty Rick's Gym)

He said: "With easy access just off the M8 and modern facilities including a hotel, shop and cafe, Maxim Park is an ideal location for my new gym.

"We’re offering all types of training and people can come and get involved whether they are regular gym users or its their first time. Everyone is welcome to join in - it’s all about having a wee bit of fun and enjoying yourself.”

Maxim Park, which is home to businesses including Ricoh, Policy Expert, Balfour Beatty and Aviva, continues to attract commercial occupiers who are looking to accommodate their growth and improve workplace standards for their staff, said Caroline Baillie, director of park services.

She also said: “With our range of quality facilities and amenities, Maxim Park is an ideal location to support the vision and expansion of some of Scotland’s most ambitious businesses.

"We will be announcing a number of major new lettings here at Maxim before the end of the year and it is fantastic news that our new occupiers will be able to benefit from the launch of Mighty Rick’s Gym.

"We’re delighted that Ricky has chosen Maxim for the next phase of his career and very much look forward to seeing Mighty Rick’s making a big impact as it goes from strength-to-strength."

Maxim Park was acquired by Shelborn Asset Management in October 2018 and over the past five years the 760,000 sq ft  office park has welcomed a raft of new tenants including LumiraDX, Aureum Diagnostics, TClarke, Linear Group and Sartorius.