Scotland Food & Drink makes fresh office move

Scotland Food & Drink, the organistion set up to grow the value of the food and drink sector, has relocated to new, larger office space close to Edinburgh Airport.

The Government backed not-for-profit moved from nearby offices at Ingliston, taking 4,328 sq ft on the first floor of Ratho 1 within the Ratho Park business park on the A8.

Employing 35 staff, Scotland Food & Drink signed the five year agreement which will see it remain on the west side of Edinburgh. Other tenants in the building include construction firm Robertson Group, Recruitment Zone and Multiple Sclerosis Society Scotland.

Property consultants JLL are marketing the properties jointly with Cushman & Wakefield on behalf of the owners, The City of Edinburgh Council. Having recently been refurbished, office space of between 3,057 and 14,295 sq ft remains available to let.

Alastair Stang of JLL in Edinburgh said: “This is a great letting for Scotland Food & Drink, who have secured a really high-quality space which has recently had a refurbishment. The office is also ideally located next to motorway networks and the airport. With floors remaining at both Ratho 1 and 2, we expect there to be continued demand for this busy, well established business park.”

Both buildings offer highly flexible efficient office space. Ratho 2, constructed more recently than Ratho 1, also boasts superb green credentials with a BREEAM rating of ‘excellent’, one of only a handful of buildings across the country to achieve this status. The buildings eco-friendly and simple design helps to minimise occupational costs.

Ollie Barron of Cushman & Wakefield in Edinburgh said: “In addition to the excellent value offered by Ratho 1, in the adjacent Ratho 2 building there is a great opportunity for occupiers to acquire space to in one of Edinburgh’s greenest buildings, and to take advantage of excellent road links at a highly affordable rent.”

Office space remains across both buildings, Ratho 1 and Ratho 2.