Fantasy games firm expands

Games firm FanDuel makes switch to £50m Quartermile block

QuartermileFantasy games company FanDuel is moving to a new block at Quartermile in Edinburgh, ending a long-running rumour that its neighbour Skyscanner was about to make the switch.

The two companies share offices at the modern development on the site of the old Edinburgh Royal Infirmary near the university.

FanDuel’s move to the under-construction unit nearby could be Edinburgh’s largest pre-letting in more than a decade. It is taking three floors of the seven-storey £50m building which should be ready for occupation next April. It has scope for 500 employees.

It’s been a busy time for the firm, which last week bought app developer Kotikan just days after raising £176.5 million from US investors.

Chief executive Nigel Eccles said: “We founded our business in Edinburgh five years ago and Quartermile has been our home for the past year. It’s an outstanding location which provides us with all that we need.

“The development’s overall thoughtful design and complementary mix of office, retail, leisure and residential properties gives it a genuine campus feel which isn’t replicated anywhere else in the city. Importantly, Quartermile is also recognised as a key location for Edinburgh’s burgeoning tech sector.”

Quartermile managing director Paul Curran said: “FanDuel is a remarkable success story and we are very pleased to be in the position of working with Nigel and his team as the business continues to expand. It’s an exciting, fast-growing company with huge potential, and we’re proud to be home to FanDuel.”

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