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Dance school steps into former CITB Office

19th July 2017

Leading dance activity provider, Simon Says Dance, has agreed a 10-year lease for 492 sq m (5,299 sq ft) at 32 Inglis Green Road in Edinburgh.

Property consultant Ryden secured the letting with the dance school on behalf of a private landlord.

The two storey property was previously utilised as an office by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and a change of use to Class 11 (Assembly & Leisure) has been secured by Simon Says Dance.

The office space in the building is currently being reconfigured to create dance studio space and once complete Simon Says Dance Headquarters (SSDHQ) will have six multi-purpose studios. This allows Simon Says Dance to offer a range of dance and fitness classes to suit ages from nursery to adult. SSDHQ will also have studio space available to hire.

Iain Taylor, associate at letting agent Ryden, commented: “It is great to see this former office building be given a new lease of life. This is an excellent location for the dance school, given easy access and excellent car parking facilities.”

Simon Says Dance owner, Simon Hunter, said: “I am extremely excited about this new venture! For a long time now, I have wanted something permanent to operate Simon Says Dance from and when I saw this property - I knew it would be perfect for SSD's 750+ weekly students. I am thrilled to bring into Longstone and the neighbouring areas, a multitude of existing and brand-new leisure activities at SSDHQ. We intend to support local leisure businesses by offering SSDHQ studio space for hire, since there is a lack of such professional studio space in the Edinburgh area. We cannot wait to start this new journey, which we hope will begin later in 2017.”

Iain Taylor

Iain joined Ryden in 2006 following four years based in the South-East of England where he specialised in commercial agency.  Working within the Edinburgh Office Agency team, Iain provides advice to clients on all aspects of commercial agency, with a focus on the disposal (sales & lettings) and acquisition of office premises.

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