EY increases footprint in Scotland with larger Edinburgh office

EY’s Edinburgh office to move to the heart of the financial district

Professional Services firm EY is set to move its Edinburgh HQ to the heart of the Capital’s financial district to an office 26% bigger than its current premises in the city.
It has agreed a 15-year lease for a prime location on the third floor of the Atria One building on Morrison Street to which it will move later this year.
The firm’s new office is 32,000sq ft, where up to 620 employees can be accommodated on one floor, in contrast to the present location on Edinburgh’s George Street where EY occupies 25,500sq ft across three levels with 450 employees based there.
Sue Dawe, EY Managing Partner for Edinburgh and Head of Financial Services in Scotland, said: “Our move to the centre of Edinburgh’s business and financial hub is a demonstration of our commitment to the thriving business community based there.
“In recent years EY’s financial services practice in Scotland has gone from strength to strength and this move puts us in poll position to drive forward with that momentum as we arrive on the doorstep of many clients and potential clients.”
The new office is part of EY’s global ‘EY@Work’ transformation, which provides modern office space supported by the latest technology, design and environmental standards.
It says the new office will be designed around how people work, not where they sit, and provides a variety of flexible spaces designed for activity-based working. Employees will be able to choose which space to use based on the task they are doing that day, from desk based working to collaborative ‘zones’ to share ideas.
EY employs around 1,000 people in Scotland across four offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness, with 34 Partners dedicated to the Scottish market.