Council sends out a reminder of the property options available in the Kingdom
With Edinburgh office space in hot demand and supply levels at an all-time low, Fife Council is keen to spread the word that the Kingdom is very much open for business – with top office space and commercial property offerings available across the region.
Property consultants CBRE’s new ‘Office Market Views Report’ report shows that supply of Grade A office space in Edinburgh is ‘critically low’. Total office availability at the end of 2016 was down 20 per cent to 1.21 million square feet, almost its lowest level ever.
Demand for office space in the Central Belt remains high. Therefore, Fife Council is reminding firms about the property options available in a range of locations on the other side of the bridge.
Newly refurbished Grade A office accommodation on offer includes Arrol House in Rosyth which is adjacent to Babcock International, Forth Ports and Sainsbury’s Bank.
Iona House at John Smith Business Park in Kirkcaldy also offers recently refurbished well-priced, premium office space, while St Leonards Lodge in St Andrews is a former student lodge which has been converted into a business hub in the town’s Abbey Walk.
And, of course, Fife Renewables Innovation Centre (FRIC) at Energy Park Fife in Methil is a business and renewables hub with office space available from 355 Sq ft to 2217 sq ft.
Cllr Lesley Laird, Depute Leader and Spokesperson for Economy and Planning, said: “Deciding where to base your business can affect its chances of success. From actively driving investment, to offering a range of quality office and commercial property, to developing a highly skilled local workforce, Fife Council is working hard to make Fife the best place to start or grow your business.
“In Fife we are driving forward our vision for the Kingdom as a vibrant economy and great business destination. Productivity, innovation, education and skills development, as well as infrastructure improvements, are at the core of Fife’s focus to ensure we play a lead role in Scotland’s economy.
“Fife has so much to offer, and with our business friendly approach, there is no doubt that if you are looking for the best place for your business – then it has to Fife.”
As well as being the home to traditional sectors such as manufacturing, Fife has significant finance, technology and retail businesses headquartered in its parts. It’s also home to some of the UK’s best performing micro-businesses based on growth, according to research by Experian.