Significant investment delivers new lease of life to Edinburgh’s Stamp Office

Refurbishment work to a well-known Edinburgh city centre building has delivered new space to lease in the capital city, where options for high-quality and well located offices remain in short supply.

The interior of the Stamp Office at 10 Waterloo Place – adjacent to Waverley Station and St James Quarter – has been comprehensively refurbished within the Grade A listed Georgian façade, with three floors now available for new occupiers.

In addition to new-look receptions and common areas, substantial end-of-journey facilities for active commuting have been added to the building’s basement level. These include ample cycle storage, a drying room, a reFit wellness room incorporating Peloton bikes and top-grade changing and shower facilities. Following the investment, the building is anticipated to achieve ActiveScore Platinum accreditation.

The upgrades have also improved the building’s energy performance, with a new EPC ‘A’ rating as a result of new heating and lighting systems on the fully refurbished 7th floor. The interiors have a defurbished design, bringing the historic building in line with modern occupier requirements, including exposed ceilings with visible pipework and vents, matched with attractive interior design offering a bright look and feel.

Stamp Office is owned by CityBee, the UK office joint venture between Europi Property Group and Trinova Real Estate, with Knight Frank and EYCO acting as joint leasing agents. Current tenants include health technology business Current Health and digital design consultancy xDesign.

Toby Withall, office agency partner at Knight Frank Edinburgh, said: “Stamp Office is steeped in history and, combined with the prime location beside Waverley Station and St James Quarter, it is an attractive place for businesses to call home. This package of upgrades means the building’s accommodation is now perfectly matched to the style and amenities modern occupiers demand, focusing on employee wellness and sustainability in equal measure.

“The imbalance between the supply of office space in Edinburgh and demand continues, making refurbishment projects critical to ensuring new, top-quality space is available for businesses who want to set up a base here or relocate within the city.”