Pinsent Masons sign lease for new Edinburgh office

Published: 01 October 2018

International law firm Pinsent Masons said it has reinforced its long-term commitment to Scotland with the signing of a lease for a large office space in Edinburgh’s Capital Square development.

It is taking on 25,000 square feet of office space at the site in the city’s Exchange business district. It is scheduled to be completed in May 2020 with Pinsent Masons expected to take occupancy after a period of fitting out.

Ewan Alexander, partner and head of Pinsent Masons’ Edinburgh office, said: “Scotland is a critical market for us and we required premises that reflect our ongoing commitment to the capital and market-leading position. There has been a dearth of suitable Grade A office accommodation in Edinburgh, so we are delighted to have agreed a lease for premises at the heart of the city’s business district.

As a major provider of legal services to Scottish industry and commerce, and with a widespread global network which supports those businesses trading internationally, it is important that our staff are located in a prime position, which is accessible to key decision makers and national and local government agencies.

Ewan Alexander, partner and head of Edinburgh office, Pinsent Masons

 

Pinsent Masons said the design and fit-out process will be heavily influenced by the opinions of its team and will focus on promoting well-being in the workplace and will follow the firm-wide policy of encouraging an agile working environment.

The firm’s 200-plus Edinburgh lawyers and support staff currently work between offices in Princes Exchange and nearby Edinburgh Quay. They will come together under the one roof following the signing of the lease two floors of the eight-floor Capital Square scheme...

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