Office switch

Heineken UK confirms move to St Andrew Square

St Andrew Sq
Abrdn quit the offices in St Andrew Square last year (pic: Terry Murden)

Heineken UK has confirmed the relocation of its headquarters to the former Abrdn offices in Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square.

The brewing and pubs giant will begin moving 500 staff to the new base from its current home at Souh Gyle Broadway Park in the west of the city next year.

Heineken said the lease on the offices expires in 2026. Most of its staff in the capital work in customer services, logistics, finance and human resources.

Daily Business revealed in February that the firm planned to take up space in 6 St Andrew Square alongside Bank of New York.

Our story earlier this year

The offices were purpose-built at a cost of £75 million as the head office of Abrdn when it was known as Standard Life Aberdeen. But after just six years company vacated the building last summer.

Abrdn said hybrid working meant that half the 105,000 sq ft space was unused. While most staff moved to George Street, the remaining Scottish employees relocated to 1 Broadway Park, The Gyle. 

Boudewijn Haarsma, managing director of Heineken UK, said: “With a continued commitment to Scotland and to our home in Edinburgh, we were keen to find an office with an environment that really served our changing needs.”



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