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Technopole campus gears up to meet growing tech demand


Technopole is helping meet growing demand for space


Trinity Investment Management has launched the next phase of development at Edinburgh Technopole, creating vital new accommodation for science and technology companies in Scotland.

Due for completion in the second quarter of next year, phase one of the development will deliver up to 37,000 sq ft of office and laboratory space designed by Oberlanders architects in Edinburgh.

The first building, Pioneer, has 18,500 sq ft of open plan space and the building will also include ‘’The Hub’’, a café and co-working space which will be available to all occupiers.

A second same-size building will follow with scope for additional buildings designed to the specific requirements of technology companies.

Edinburgh Technopole lies within a 126 acre mature landscaped estate, and is part of the Edinburgh Science Triangle. It sits alongside the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute and Royal School of Veterinary Studies, Pentland Science Park, and the Moredun Institute, forming Edinburgh’s principal science and technology hub.

Edinburgh Technopole is part of the UK’s largest privately owned science park portfolio with Trinity providing investment in the UK innovation sector as well as innovative building solutions.

Its existing 90,000 sq ft of office and laboratory space is fully let to leading tech companies including Indigo Vision, Almac, Tom Tom, and Xilinx, and Trinity is now focussing on the future master plan for the park which will deliver up to 500,000 sq ft of offices, laboratory, and production space.

Simon Hoad of Trinity IM said: ‘’Success to date at Edinburgh Technopole means that we need new space to offer options to our current occupiers, and opportunities for newcomers. The next phase of development will deliver this space, and also a significant increase in amenity on the park.”

Stewart McMillan of Cushman & Wakefield, joint leasing agent, said: ‘’Our experience at Edinburgh Technopole demonstrates the demand for buildings designed to meet the bespoke needs of technology companies. The new building recognises these needs and allows full flexibility between office and laboratory uses.”

Neil McConnachie of Eric Young & Co, joint leasing agent, said: ‘’The development of new space at Edinburgh Technopole is timely, with unprecedented demand in the city and a resultant drought of new buildings. We expect strong demand, particularly as the science and technology sector lacks options specifically tailored to their needs’.”

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