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Baillie Gifford continues to expand in Edinburgh

6th September 2017

As a part of its ongoing expansion Baillie Gifford has signed up to lease an additional 12,740 sq ft at the Cube at 45 Leith Street in Edinburgh.

Property consultant Ryden advised the independent fund manager in the deal, agreeing a rent of £26 per sq ft and tying the new lease in with the firm’s main lease at the Grade A building which expires in 2023.

Baillie Gifford now occupies a total of 37,000 sq ft over the first, second and third floors at the Cube. Its HQ is housed in the neighbouring Calton Square complex and this new letting see the firm’s overall accommodation in the city extend to over 180,000 sq ft.

Peter I’Anson, partner at Ryden who secured the letting, said: “Baillie Gifford is a major employer in Edinburgh and it is great to see the firm continue to grow and expand its presence in the city. Ryden has been advising Baillie Gifford on a wide range of property matters for almost 20 years, including the letting of the firm’s HQ at Calton Square and the original lease at the Cube, as well as interior design services and various lease regears.”

JLL advised the landlord in the transaction.

Peter I'Anson

Peter I’Anson has been with Ryden for 20 years and has wide experience within the public and private sectors in all aspects of general practice surveying. He is a Partner within the Office Agency & Development department, specialising in development and agency instructions.

His responsibilities include advising clients on value, marketing, acquisitions and disposals with regard to office, institutional properties and major developments.

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