New Arrivals

New Arrivals in 2020

A selection of new arrivals to Edinburgh during 2020 is set out below. 

January

  • Huawei (Shenzhen, China): Telecommunications and consumer electronics giant Huawei leased a 929 square metre (10,000 square feet) office at 2 Semple Street in Edinburgh's Exchange District.

  • Equals (London, England): Travel money and international payments solutions provider Equals opened a new office in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh is the UK’s second-largest financial services centre, making it a fantastic opportunity for the Equals Group, and we’re excited to have a presence in the city.

– James Hickman, Chief Commercial Officer, Equals

February

  • AND Digital (London, England): Digital solutions consultancy AND Digital opened a new office at 9-10 St Andrew Square in Edinburgh's City Centre, creating 100 new jobs over 18 months. . The office will help companies achieve their technological aims by providing immediate access to tech talent and partnering with them to co-create products.

  • Cynergy Bank (London, England): Cynergy Bank launched a new branch in Edinburgh focusing on property finance.

March

  • Merrion Vaults (Dublin, Ireland): Safe deposit box provider Merrion Vaults opened a new secure storage facility, Edinburgh Safe Deposit, in Edinburgh's West End, creating 15 jobs. 

  • Udrafter (Aberdeen, Scotland): Udrafter, which provides a platform for businesses to recruit students for "micro-internships", opened a new office in Edinburgh City Centre.

April

  • AAC Technologies (Shenzhen, China): AAC Technologies, a supplier of audio components for smartphones, announced the opening of a new research and development centre in the Exchange Tower in Edinburgh's Exchange District, creating 12+ jobs in its first year and up to 30 jobs by 2023. The R&D centre will develop MEMS microphone chips for next-generation mobile phones.

As a globally focused and internationally diverse company, AAC is committed to developing system-level solutions across the world, wherever talent and expertise can be leveraged. The opening of Edinburgh strengthens our ability to continue developing innovative MEMS microphone solutions in an evolving mobile marketplace.

– David Plekenpol, Chief Strategy Officer, AAC Technologies

May

  • The Resident (London, England): Luxury hotel brand The Resident has announced plans for a new 166-bedroom hotel on Drumsheugh Gardens in Edinburgh's West End.

  • Cheval Collection (London, England): Serviced apartment provider Cheval Collection announced that it will begin operating two properties in Edinburgh City Centre - The Edinburgh Grand and Old Town Chambers - from July 2020

We are delighted to announce this new agreement as part of our long-term expansion plans. The Chris Stewart Group with some of the most historically rich buildings in Scotland’s capital was our first choice for Edinburgh when we opened discussions in 2019. These will be our first properties outside London and a huge step in our ever-evolving journey and ambition to become the pre-eminent leader in luxury serviced apartment accommodation worldwide for any length of stay

– George Westwell, Chief Executive Officer, Cheval Collection

  • C&C Group (Dublin, Ireland): Drinks manufacturer the C&C Group is to open a 4,645 square metre (50,000 square foot) Tennent’s lager warehouse and distribution centre in Newbridge, West Edinburgh in October 2020.