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Capital's financial sector gets a boost

posted 23 Jun 2009, 01:41 by David Rintoul   [ updated 31 Oct 2009, 13:39 ]

Benefits and investment consultancy Hymans Robertson has signed up as the second tenant at Exchange Place in Edinburgh.

It will take 13,000 sq ft – the top floor of the largest building in the development, Exchange Place 1. The firm will move in September 2009.

Scott Moncrieff became Exchange Place’s first tenant when it signed up last month.

Darryl Tidd, investment director at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, which owns the building, said: ‘This deal is very positive, not just for Exchange Place, but for Edinburgh too.’

Jones Lang LaSalle and Cushman & Wakefield are letting agents at Exchange Place.

Cameron Stott, director of Jones Lang LaSalle, said: ‘Attracting a new occupier to Edinburgh is always great news for the city, but with a national firm such as Hymans Robertson, and within the current climate, this is particularly important and marks a substantial investment in Edinburgh.'

DTZ director Mark Jones, who represented Hymans Robertson, said: ‘This is a very significant deal as Hymans are a genuine inward investor. If Edinburgh is emerge from the recession positively it needs to see stability in the finance sector and be able to attract new blood into the city.’

Source: Property Week by David Hatcher, Jennifer Rigby

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