New lettings agreed at Verdant in west Edinburgh
A total of 975 square metres (10,500 square feet) has been taken up.
Distribution company Menzies has leased a 696 square metre (7,500 square foot) office suite to serve as its new headquarters, while property manager Hacking & Paterson has taken 279 square metres (3,000 square feet).
“Menzies was attracted to Verdant by the high-quality nature of the accommodation within the building which it was felt set it aside from the competition. The willingness of the landlord, CEG, to work with Menzies in terms of timescales and procurement was also absolutely fundamental to the deal.”
- Mike Irvine, Director, Savills
The Verdant building recently benefited from a £4.5 million refurbishment which delivered a new café and gym along with a cycle hub and electric vehicle charging points. The building offers suites ranging from 132 square metres (1,421 square feet) to full floors of 2,007 square metres (21,600 square feet), as well as four "Let Ready" fully furnished studios capable of accommodating 18 to 51 staff. The building is entirely powered by renewable energy.
“We are delighted to welcome the teams at Menzies and Hacking & Paterson to the thriving business community at Verdant. With traditional office space on offer, as well as our fully fitted Let Ready studios, we were pleased to see Hacking & Peterson opt for our fully customised design and fit out service. Our experienced in-house team of project managers and designers worked with them to manage the process from end to end, sharing best practice and meeting business goals from design and layout to productivity, health and sustainability, removing the risk from the tenant so they could simply focus on their businesses. With a UK-wide network of tried and tested contractors and suppliers we can also negotiate the best possible price and, better yet, there is no upfront cost as we amortise the capital as part of the package."
- Grace Lewis, Investment Manager, CEG