NEARLY 40,000 sq. ft. of Grade A, city centre office space has become available in one of Edinburgh’s best-known office buildings, following a major refurbishment project.
Quartermile One, the Fosters & Partners-designed, EPIC-owned development, has been relaunched with a newly refurbished core and reception area, as well as refreshed ‘end of journey’ welfare facilities – including new showers and a drying area, bike storage, and lockers. The property also includes an on-site PureGym.
Originally built to BREEAM Excellent standard, Quartermile One will benefit from enhanced sustainability features. It has achieved an EPC Rating of B+ and a new environmental management system has been put in place, which includes energy saving improvements such as LED lighting, the use of recycled materials, and the addition of a heat recovery system.
The building’s fourth and fifth floors have been extensively refurbished and are now available to let, offering 20,800 sq. ft. and 17,500 sq. ft. of office space respectively. The fifth floor includes an outdoor terrace area, while the fourth floor can also be sub-divided into smaller suites starting from 8,000 sq. ft.
Knight Frank is acting as agent on Quartermile One. Its current occupiers include Skyscanner, investment house Investec, media regulator Ofcom, and wealth management software provider Addepar.
Toby Withall, office agency partner at Knight Frank Edinburgh, said: “Quartermile One is among Edinburgh’s most striking offices and the enhancements made by Epic only add to its attractiveness. The building is even more sustainable and provides a broad range of amenities to support the needs of modern occupiers in the city – particularly combined with the facilities offered across the entire Quartermile development and access to nearby green space at the Meadows.
“Given the quality of the work undertaken at Quartermile One, the number of requirements on the market, and the very limited amount of new city centre space in the pipeline, we expect to receive a lot of interest in the two refurbished floors.”