Firm takes space in Edinburgh's Cube
Consultancy WYG expands into city centre hotspot
The company is taking 5,467 sq ft on the fourth floor of the Cube in Leith Street (pictured). It will leave its office in George Street at the end of March.
The Cube is opposite the St James Shopping Centre which is due to be part-demolished to make way for an £850 million development that will increase commercial and retail activity towards the east end of the city centre.
WYG employs 1,400 staff and operates from more than 50 locations across the UK, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The multidisciplinary firm offers the services of designers, project managers, transport planners, engineers, surveyors, town planners, environmental specialists and business services professionals.
The Cube offers grade A office accommodation and only ground floor space remains available in the six floor building. Other occupiers include Glenmorangie, Bowleven, Bailie Gifford and Starbucks.
JLL acted on behalf of landlord Hansa Invest. WYG represented itself.
Craig Watson, director for JLL in Scotland, said: “The supply of Grade A office space in city centre locations continues to dwindle, and Edinburgh’s east end is proving to be a draw for occupiers following recent and ongoing development and improvements to Waverley Station, St Andrew Square and the tram network.
“This letting to WYG enhances the superb mix of tenants already occupying The Cube, with limited availability remaining for interested parties.”
Gordon Buchan, WYG’s Edinburgh director, said: “I am delighted to announce this move which is a highly visible sign of WYG’s growth, not only in Scotland but across the UK.
“Our new office will allow WYG to continue to expand across all sectors, helping serve our diverse range of clients, from renewable energy developers to retail operators and from the MoD to National Grid. This is an exciting time for the firm and we are looking forward to the future with confidence.”