Edinburgh's resilient and growing economy, critical mass in key sectors such as financial services and life sciences, its highly qualified and skilled workforce and superlative quality of life make Scotland's capital city an excellent location to invest in commercial property.
Prime office rents in Edinburgh are very competitively priced, at around a third of London's west-end, less than half of the City of London and lower than prime office rents in both Manchester and Birmingham.
Discover more in the Locating in Edinburgh section of Edinburgh's Investor Support Pack.
Edinburgh has a fantastic selection of new and pipe-line Grade-A commercial property developments. The city's commercial property portfolio includes top quality buildings in the prime central office core through to low cost properties in Leith and Edinburgh Park, to a variety of specialist properties in developments such as Heriot-Watt University Research Park and the Edinburgh Science Triangle.
The City of Edinburgh Council offers an online Planning and Building Standards Portal, which allows users to submit, view and track the progress of current planning and building warrant applications. Other features include advice and guidance on planning and building standards and a statutory notice search service.
Users can also access the Council's property enquiry service, including area search, which supports conveyancing in the city. New features will include interactive maps allowing users to check whether planning permission is required for developments on their own property.
A step-up in business start-up assistance, Interspace is a City of Edinburgh Council funded initiative aimed at providing the right environment to allow new start-up businesses and SME's to flourish in what is one of the UK’s top cities for small business growth and nurturing.
Interspace aims to help make Edinburgh the leading provider of services and facilities for small businesses and start-ups. Bringing together a network of small businesses throughout Edinburgh they wish to help accelerate their growth.
Choose from a wide variety of affordable shared office space, studios and venues. Search available venues by type, sector and a variety of amenities to find the shared office space in Edinburgh that provides the best option for you and your business.