Edinburgh Technopole expansion plans revealed

Published: 21 November 2018

A new phase of development at Edinburgh Technopole looks set to create new opportunities for science and technology companies in Scotland with up to 37,000 sq ft of office and laboratory space.

Due for completion in the first half of 2019, phase 1 of the new development by Trinity Investment Management will deliver up to 37,000 sq ft of office and laboratory space designed by Oberlanders Architects.

The first building, Pioneer, will offer 18,500 sq ft of open plan space for bespoke fit out to suit individual occupiers, and with 78 car parking spaces. The building will also include The Hub, a café and co-working space.

A further building of 18,500 sq ft will follow and there is also scope for additional buildings designed to the specific requirements of technology companies.

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Edinburgh Technopole lies within a 126 acre mature landscaped estate, within the Midlothian Science Zone. 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. The existing space is fully let to tech companies including Indigo Vision, Almac, Tom Tom, and Xilinx. Trinity are focusing on the future master plan for the park which will deliver up to 500,000 sq ft of offices, laboratory, and production space.

"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."

Simon Hoad, Trinity IM 

"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."

Stewart McMillan, joint leasing agent, Cushman & Wakefield

"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."

Neil McConnachie, joint leasing agent, Eric Young & Co  

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