Office Space to Rent In Edinburgh
Search available office space to rent in Edinburgh. See how CBRE can help you source premium office space for lease in Scotland’s capital city.
Home to the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh is both Scotland’s capital and its administrative centre. At the heart of the city, the University of Edinburgh is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Britain and Ireland’s seven ancient universities. It is ranked 4th in the UK and 19 in the world and attracts students from across the globe to study at the highest level. Edinburgh is also home to four other campus universities – including Napier and Heriot Watt – and a number of renowned seats of vocational learning – such as the Royal College of Surgeons. It is no surprise that around two thirds of the city’s workforce is educated to degree level, making the city an excellent source of local talent.
Edinburgh is city of immense cultural richness, with the world-famous International Arts Festival, Fringe Comedy Festival, and Jazz Festival taking place every year, as well as the International Book Festival which has been running for more than 40 years. All year round, Edinburgh offers a broad range of entertainment: from the National Museums and Art Galleries of the New Town to the theatres, art cinemas and hip music and comedy venues south of Princes Street.
Disposable income in Edinburgh is higher than any UK city outside of London, which is reflected in the diversity and high quality of the leisure and retail offerings – including Harvey Nichols and the designer shops of Multrees Walk.
Industry Profile in Edinburgh
Edinburgh is the UK’s largest financial centre outside London with major occupiers including NatWest, Lloyds, Scottish Widows, Phoenix, Aegon, JP Morgan, Aberdeen Standard Investments, and many more major financial players. The number of tech businesses based in the city has grown by over 50% over the last 5 year with companies including Rockstar North, Cirrus Logic and Skyscanner choosing to make Edinburgh their homes.
With over 60 years’ experience in Edinburgh, CBRE are able to offer our clients a diverse range of integrated specialist services, ensuring that our advice is always of economic and strategic benefit. CBRE have been instructed on some of the key development projects in the city including the 120,000 sq. ft, 50% pre-let Capital Square, The Charlotte Square Collection, and 2 Semple Street. We have also recently acquired accommodation on behalf of a range of clients and advised on the disposal of both land and buildings, including a 200-acre site adjacent to Edinburgh airport. Aligned closely with both the Aberdeen and Glasgow offices, we work as an integrated team to provide bespoke real estate consultancy to clients across Scotland.
Transport in Edinburgh
- Edinburgh Airport is Scotland’s busiest airport, providing access to international locations, including business hubs such as Dubai and New York. An efficient tram system offers access from the city centre to Edinburgh Airport
- There are two railway stations in Edinburgh city centre, and another three in West Edinburgh with journey times from 47 mins to Glasgow, 3hrs 25 mins to Inverness, and under 5hrs to London
- Edinburgh has an extensive bus network serving the wider city region, and crossing to Glasgow, which is just over an hour by car on the M8