Edinburgh’s 30 Semple Street secures first pre-let

An artists impression of 30 Semple Street in Edinburgh

30 Semple Street, Edinburgh’s newest and one of the city’s greenest office developments, has secured its first pre-letting.

Six months prior to completion of building works, Hymans Robertson is the first tenant to sign up to 30 Semple Street, the class-leading office development being undertaken by Corran Properties Limited on behalf of CBRE Investment Management in Edinburgh’s prime Exchange District.

The independent pensions and investment advisory firm has committed to lease the 5th and 6th floors – extending to 14,700 sq. ft. – along with roof-top terraces, which provide exceptional views over Edinburgh’s famous skyline. 

30 Semple Street is setting new standards in the Scottish office market for its environmental standards, which includes being the first to achieve BREEAM ‘Outstanding’, a design-reviewed NABERS 5* target rating and a platinum AirScore, amongst many other accreditations. CBRE Investment Management’s ambition to achieve such high ESG – Environmental, Social and Governance – standards was important to Hymans Robertson.

Alix Mills, Senior Director at CBRE Investment Management, commented: “To attract a tenant of such high calibre to our flagship office development in Edinburgh is tremendous testament to the high-quality design of 30 Semple Street, and the commitment of our entire team to meet the very highest standards of environmental performance. We couldn’t be more delighted to welcome Hymans Robertson to 30 Semple Street.”

Shireen Anisuddin, Managing Partner of Hymans Robertson, added: “We’re really excited to be moving into 30 Semple Street. We have over 200 of our people in Edinburgh and it will be fantastic for them to benefit from this high-quality space. In particular, we are pleased to be moving to an office with exceptional environmental credentials and this is also very much aligned with our priorities as a B Corp-certified firm. A key factor in our decision was to maintain our location in central Edinburgh and we are naturally delighted to have secured space with such attractive views. We are very much looking forward to taking up residence.”

With construction works ongoing, the 57,000 sq. ft. building is due to complete in September 2024.  The landlord’s team was represented by Knight Frank, Cuthbert White and Brodies. Hymans Robertson was represented by Cushman & Wakefield and Burness Paull.

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