EDINBURGH building firm Rollo Developments has opened a new headquarters in the city as part of a £100,000 business development plan.
The company, which specialises in high-end residential properties in Edinburgh and the Lothians, was on course to relocate to its new premises in Dalkeith when the pandemic struck, prompting the major project to be put on hold.
With lockdown lifted and restrictions in the sector gradually easing, work to put the finishing touches on the facility recommenced.
The new premises, at a listed former water mill on Edinburgh Road, measures approximately 10,000 square feet, taking in a builders’ yard as well as office and workshop space, with the company having increased staffing levels by 30% since lockdown to cope with demand.
Sean Rollo, managing director, said: “Our previous premises in Argyle Place in Edinburgh was about 500 square feet so this is huge growth in terms of office size.
“The whole move has cost in excess of £100,000 but it was something I felt was important to do and I’m confident it will be well received by clients.
“It was a big relief to finally be able to open the doors to the public when the restrictions began to ease off.”
The new facility also houses Timbex Creations, the manufacturing sister company of Rollo Developments.