Government hub to create centre of excellence

Published: 26 September 2017

UK Government announces it has selected Edinburgh’s New Waverley as the centrepiece of a new HMRC HQ function, bringing 2,900 civil service jobs.

The new development, adjacent to Waverley Railway Station, will deliver grade-A offices to be occupied by civil servants from several UK Government departments. The hub will provide high quality, skilled jobs to the city centre, as well as contributing to the local economy.

Described at the time as the city’s largest office leasing deal for more than two decades, the announcement makes a dramatic statement about how social and economic attitudes have changed regarding our city centres.

The deal – forged by Artisan Real Estate Investors, the investment partnership behind the £200m New Waverley development – marks the final piece of a complex jigsaw that has become a blueprint for urban regeneration in sensitive city-centre locations...

Full story via City A.M.

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