New Arrivals

New Arrivals in 2024

A selection of new arrivals to Edinburgh during 2024 is set out below. 

January

  • Black Sheep Coffee (London, England): Black Sheep Coffee is to open a new outlet at Edinburgh Airport next to International Arrivals 2.

  • Gucci (Florence, Tuscany, Italy): luxury fashion brand Gucci is to open a new shop on Multrees Walk in Edinburgh city centre.

  • Abacus Group (New York, New York, United States): Abacus Group, a specialist provider of IT solutions to the alternative investment sector, has opened an office in Edinburgh, creating 15 new jobs. The office will boost Abacus' customer support and R&D capabilities.

"We uncovered that there is a rich pool of cyber-security expertise in the Edinburgh area. There is a consistent cadence of talent coming through the education system in Scotland and the new office directly enables us to capture a share of those skills."

- Tom Cole, Managing Director, UK & Europe, Abacus Group

  • Aptia (London, England): pension administration company Aptia has leased 787 square metres (8,470 square feet) of space in the Verdant office building in Edinburgh's South Gyle Business Park.

"We wanted an office location in Edinburgh that matched our professionalism and ambition whilst also providing a great place to work for our colleagues. The Verdant is an excellent solution that gives us exactly what we are looking for. We are very excited about moving in and creating a high-energy, high-performance working environment."

- Mike Methley, Group President and Chief Administration Officer, Aptia

  • Kloeckner Metals (Roswell, Georgia, United States): Kloeckner Metals has opened a new 9,290 square metre (100,000 square foot) stockholding and processing facility in Newbridge, Edinburgh that will stockpile 5,000 tonnes of carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminium.

February

"This store is a celebration of everything Moss stands for today; modern, diverse and accessible. We are excited to reintroduce the brand to the discerning shoppers of Edinburgh, a city rich with culture and heritage, offering them a space to explore our product and experience our expertise first-hand."

- Brian Brick, Chief Executive Officer, Moss

  • Origin Coffee (Porthleven, England): speciality coffee roaster Origin Coffee announced the opening of an outlet on South College Street in Edinburgh's Old Town in spring 2024.

March

  • Phase Eight (London, England): fashion brand Phase Eight is to open a new shop on George Street in Edinburgh city centre.

  • ARC Inspirations (Leeds, England): ARC Inspirations is to open a new cocktail bar, "Manahatta Edinburgh", in Edinburgh.

  • Bensons for Beds (Accrington, England): Bensons for Beds is to open a new 418 square metre (4,500 square foot) shop in Craigleith Retail Park in Edinburgh on 1st September, creating five new jobs.

  • Independent Governance Group (London, England): the Independent Governance Group (IGG) - a specialist provider of trusteeship and governance services for occupational pension schemes - has opened a new office in Edinburgh city centre.

"Opening an office in Edinburgh is the natural next step in our growth plan and it is really important for IGG to have a presence in one of the UK's core financial services hubs. This strategic expansion marks another significant milestone in IGG's growth. I look forward to developing our network across the area and working with clients and advisers to deliver the very best, as well as ensuring we continue to attract and retain quality talent across the UK."

- Andrew Bradshaw, Chief Executive, Independent Governance Group

  • Strata (London, England): Strata - a specialist consultancy providing services to the investment industry, with a focus on the Aladdin and eFront platforms - has opened an office in the Fountainbridge neighbourhood of Edinburgh.

"There’s a depth of talent here that’s concentrated in a way that is unrivalled in other locations, we want to tap into that potential and leverage the best people on our client engagements. A number of our team are already based in Scotland and that has given us a good understand of the Scottish business landscape and we are keen to invest in the local talent pool in order to help us grow and develop our business further."

- Keith Macleod, Director, Strata

April

May

  • Rider Levett Bucknall (London, England): the construction consultancy Rider Levett Bucknall opened a new office in Edinburgh.

  • Greggs (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England): a new Greggs bakery outlet opened at 62 Craigentinny Avenue North in Edinburgh.

  • MANGO (Barcelona, Spain): fashion retailer MANGO announced plans to open a new outlet in Edinburgh during 2024.

  • Ryman (Crewe, England): stationer Ryman opened a new Ryman Design Store on level one of the St James Quarter in Edinburgh city centre.

"I'm delighted to be opening our first-ever Scottish Ryman Design store in Edinburgh and building on the brand's presence in key locations around the UK. Creativity runs through Edinburgh's veins, which is why opening our new design-led store, full of unique, design-led stationery, gifts, and cards was a no-brainer for me."

- Theo Paphitis, Owner and Chairman, Ryman

  • Yang Guo Fu (Shanghai, China): Asian dining brand Yang Guo Fu announced the opening of a new eatery on South Clerk Street in Edinburgh.

  • Resident Hotels (London, England): Resident Hotels will open a new 164-bedroom hotel at Drumsheugh Gardens in Edinburgh's West End in September.

June

  • Greggs (Newcastle upon Tyne, England): Greggs announced the opening of a new 139 square metre (1,500 square foot) bakery in the Ocean Terminal shopping centre in Leith, Edinburgh later this year.

  • Starbucks (Seattle, Washington, United States): a new Starbucks café is to open in a former bank on Queensferry Road in Edinburgh.