March and April 2018

New Arrivals is a listing of confirmed and announced business openings and expansions in the Edinburgh city region.

The information listed below is based upon recent planning applications, press releases and media reports. While every effort has been made to ensure a high degree of accuracy the authors can make no guarantees as to the accuracy of information quoted and interested parties should seek further independent clarification if further details are required.

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April 2018

Malmaison & Hotel du Vin Group (Domestic) - London - Hotel

Malmaison Hotel du Vin Group will transform the Grade A listed Buchan House on St Andrew Square. It is the second Malmaison hotel in Edinburgh and will create 50 jobs.

Home Store + More (FDI) - Dublin - Retail

Irish independent homewares retailer, Home Store + More has opened the doors of its first UK store at Craigleith Retail Park.

Sweco (FDI) - Stockholm - Business Services

Swedish engineering, environment and design consultancy Sweco has expanded its presence in Edinburgh and relocated to new offices in Quay 2, Fountainbridge.

Diageo (Domestic) - London - Food and Drink

Spirits giant Diageo is to invest £150m in its Scotch whisky visitor offerings. The centrepiece will be a Johnnie Walker "immersive visitor experience" based in Edinburgh.

Thorntons Law (Domestic) - Dundee - Business Services

Thorntons solicitors is strengthening its footprint in Edinburgh and will move later this year from its current Melville Street base to larger offices in Citypoint, Haymarket.

Aberdein Considine (Domestic) - Aberdeen - Business Services

Legal practice Aberdein Considine has opened its new legal headquarters in Edinburgh’s Multrees Walk, as it completes a £3m expansion across Scotland.

March 2018

Card Factory (Domestic) - Wakefield, West Yorkshire - Retail

Card Factory is the latest in a series of new store openings at Craigleith Retail park.

Pets at Home (Domestic) - Handforth, Cheshire - Retail

Pets at Home, the UK's largest pet supplies retailer, start trading at Craigleith Retail park in March 2018.

Verisure Group (FDI) - Malmö - Business Services

Verisure, the largest security alarm business in Europe, has opened their first Scottish office at Commercial Quay.

BrewDog (Domestic) - Ellon - Food and Drink

BrewDog are to open a new bar this summer at Edinburgh Airport's new terminal extension.

Flying Tiger (FDI) - Copenhagen - Retail

Global Danish design store Flying Tiger Copenhagen is to open a new store at the Gyle Shopping Centre in 2018.

Graham + Sibbald (Domestic) - Dundee - Business Services

Graham + Sibbald, the independent Scottish chartered surveyor and property specialist, has relocated its Edinburgh office to 40 Torphichen Street to facilitate growth.

CloudFlare (FDI) - San Francisco - ICT

US-based CloudFlare, a provider of website performance and security services, has opened a new data centre in Edinburgh - the company's third in the UK.


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