Accountancy firm sets date
EY schedules Atria move for this year
EY has confirmed that its planned move into Edinburgh’s financial district will take place later this year.
It is taking space in Atria One, neighbouring the EICC, in a relocation that has been under consideration for at least a year. It will join rival PwC in one of the city’s most recently built top-grade offices.
EY has agreed a 15-year lease on 32,000 sq ft on one floor – 26% more space than its current three-floor offices in George St.
The deal was signed in the fourth quarter of last year (Daily Business 12 January) when new tenant space was released to the market.
The new facility will allow it to accommodate 620 staff against 450 presently.
Sue Dawe (right), EY managing partner for Edinburgh and head of financial services in Scotland, said: “Our move to the centre of Edinburgh’s business and financial hub is a demonstration of our commitment to the thriving business community based there.
“In recent years EY’s financial services practice in Scotland has gone from strength to strength.”
The new office will be designed around how people work, not where they sit, and provides a variety of flexible spaces designed for activity-based working. Employees will be able to choose which space to use based on the task they are doing that day, from desk based working to collaborative ‘zones’ to share ideas.
EY employs around 1,000 staff in Scotland across four offices.