Law firm Eversheds LLP is taking almost 6,000 sq ft of space on the ground floor of BAM Properties’ and Federated Hermes’s Capital Square development in Edinburgh.
Eversheds becomes the sixth occupier to commit to the building following law firms Anderson Strathern, Pinsent Mason and Brodies, audit and tax advisers Mazars, and civil engineers Stantec. Only one suite remains of 9,241sqft on the 2nd floor and the development is 95% let.
Capital Square, which last year was awarded the Best Commercial Workplace in Scotland in 2022 by the British Council for Offices, is also delivering awards for its tenants with Brodies obtaining a WELL Platinum standard (the first in Scotland) for their fit-out and Pinsent Mason achieving a WELL Gold standard.
Mark Broderick from BAM Properties commented:
“The awards that Capital Square is generating, and the quality of the occupiers it has attracted to make it their home, sends a clear signal that only highly sustainable new buildings will continue to attract the best businesses in their fields.
“The lure of green credentials, wellness facilities, and our central location in the sought-after Exchange District, provides this development with an unrivalled offering.”
Capital Square is one of Scotland’s most sustainable office buildings, designed to BREEAM Excellent and EPC ‘A’. It is equipped with intelligent LED lighting systems, electric car charging points and solar panels, and secured an International Green Apple Environmental Award 2022 for work towards biodiversity including the provision of bee hives, bird nesting boxes and wild flower planting in the building’s private gardens.
Christina Holland from Federated Hermes commented:
“Capital Square is pleased to welcome Eversheds as its newest tenant, bringing the development to 95% occupancy. Capital Square has prioritised sustainability through the use of modern technologies and design concepts, resulting in a BREAM excellence rating. Eversheds joins five other professional occupants, highlighting the appeal of the high-quality facilities and environmentally conscious approach.”
Letting agents Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) and CBRE acted for the landlords and Cushman & Wakefield acted for the tenant.
Craig Watson, Director at JLL commented:
“This latest deal to Eversheds at Capital Square reflects the continued flight to quality we are seeing in Edinburgh. Occupiers are increasingly demanding buildings which are not only sustainable but provide a high level of service for employees and visitors. Capital Square continues to set a new standard for building amenity and user experience which is evident in the recent letting activity.”