20 West Register Street, The Registers, Baillie Gifford, St Andrew Square Edinburgh Accommodation

The Registers, St Andrew Square

Grade A Office Accommodation in the Capital of Scotland – design by Hoskins Architects

30 Jun 2018

The Registers, St Andrew Square

Chris Stewart Group strikes deal with Baillie Gifford

Design: Hoskins Architects

CHRIS STEWART GROUP SECURES BLUE CHIP TENANT FOR 20 WEST REGISTER STREET

Chris Stewart Group (CSG) has confirmed that it has pre-let the office space at 20 West Register Street, part of the award-winning property developer’s £85 million regeneration project at ‘The Registers’ in Edinburgh’s city centre, to Baillie Gifford.

The Registers, St Andrew Square building design
image courtesy of developer

The independent global investment manager will take over all 60,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation. Extending over the ground floor entrance, seven upper floors and including fifth and sixth floor terraces, 20 West Register Street will be capable of accommodating approximately 700 members of staff once completed in early 2019.

Designed by the award-winning Hoskins Architects, the building blends a modern sandstone and glass finish with an existing historic stone façade and sits on the south east corner of St Andrew Square.

It was announced last week that the entire building was acquired by Hines, the international real estate firm, in a forward purchase agreement, on behalf of its European Core Fund.

Property investor, developer and operator, CSG is currently delivering a £300 million investment programme across Scotland. ‘The Registers’ development, which includes 20 West Register Street, also includes The Edinburgh Grand, a neo-classical property that has been restored to create 50 luxury apartments in a hotel setting, as well as plans for significant investment in the public realm around West Register Street.

Chris Stewart, CEO, said:

“The agreement with Baillie Gifford is very positive news for Edinburgh and for the continued transformation of St Andrew Square and the east end of the city centre.

“20 West Register Street will be a stunning focal point on the south east corner of St Andrew Square and alongside The Edinburgh Grand will draw people through to the new Edinburgh St James. The elegance of the Hoskins design cleverly reflects the surrounding historic buildings, bringing these into view as you walk through The Registers. It is tremendous to see the development take shape.”

Alan Paterson, Partner at Baillie Gifford, added:
“This high-quality office is well located in Edinburgh city centre’s flourishing east end, in close proximity to our headquarters at Calton Square. It offers us flexible space as we plan for the long-term expansion of our client base, and will be an attractive working location for our staff.”

Background

20 West Register Street is also known as The Mint Building

Baillie Gifford

Baillie Gifford employs 1,027 people and has assets under management and advice of £177 billion as at 31 March 2018. An asset management firm founded in 1908, it is headquartered in Edinburgh where most of its staff are based.

The Registers, St Andrew Square images / information received June 2018

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