Edinburgh office scoops prestigious award

Published: 22 November 2017

An Edinburgh office building has become the first in the city, and one of the few in Scotland, to scoop a top industry certification for its digital infrastructure and technology-focused design.

Caledonian Exchange, marketed jointly by independent property consultancy, Knight Frank, and Eric Young & Co, has been awarded a Wired Certified Silver rating, which recognises buildings excelling in the implementation of digital technology.

The office accommodation, located by the Western Approach to the city centre, recently underwent an extensive £120,000 refurbishment project. Its current tenants include property and planning consultancy, Rapleys; recruitment firm, Hudson; engineering consultancy, Mott MacDonald; law firm, Lindsays and telecommunications company, AT&T.

Commercial property continues to play a vital role in the development of smart cities, and Caledonian Exchange is a perfect example of this trend. It’s the first in Edinburgh to receive WiredScore accreditation.

William Newton, President and EMEA MD, WiredScore


Simon Capaldi, Office Agency Partner at Knight Frank, said:  “The demand for high-quality office space is at an all-time high in Edinburgh; especially as the city looks to accommodate the requirements of more tech start-ups and a rise in activity within the fintech sector." 

Neil McConachie, Partner at Eric Young & Co, said: “As well as Caledonian Exchange having one of the best car parking ratios in the city centre (one per 639 sq. ft.), and being very accessible by train, bus and tram, it’s great that we are now also recognised as having great IT connectivity.”


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