We engaged CuthbertWhite on 11-12 Lochside Place, Edinburgh Park, as soon as we heard HSBC were consolidating their occupational portfolio in Edinburgh and planned to vacate. We required their development, agency and investment advice. The 45,000 sq ft building needed a total overhaul and repositioning. They introduced us to the architectural team at ISA, and we commenced a full analysis of refurbishment options for the building. CW carried out a detailed analysis of the market and highlighted there was strong demand and a very limited supply of Grade A office accommodation on Edinburgh Park. The CuthbertWhite team worked really well with the design team to get the best out of the building whilst having one eye on a live requirement from Diageo Plc. Following a very detailed and complex deal negotiation phase, we managed to secure a 100% pre-let with Diageo for their Scottish HQ. A fantastic result for all concerned.
Simon McIntosh, BMO Real Estate Partners