Four Firms Move in To Updated Leith Office


Four tenants have moved in to the newly refurbished Commercial Quay office development in Leith.

Marketing agency Cello Signal agreed to take 2,227 sq ft and Mercy Corps Europe took 6,273 sq ft, both on a 10 year deal.

Legal accounting specialists Alex Quinn & Partners signed up for 3,786 sq ft on a five year lease.

With public relations and social media agency Sunshine Communications  taking 1,721 sq ft on a 3-year deal.

Last year, Castleforge Partners bought the development in Edinburgh’s popular Leith shore.

Commercial Quay Offices based in Leith

The property offers office accommodation across four category A listed buildings after the firm invested in it.

Jenny Emslie, founder and managing director at Sunshine communications, said: “Commercial Quay is an ideal fit for us. Moving here has enabled us to create the type of working environment we wanted for the business and our team, on a flexible deal.

“We love the development’s character and waterfront promenade, and the proximity to excellent amenities and transport links makes this a great area to operate and grow the company from.

“Leith has evolved into a vibrant hub which is now home to a community of dynamic and creative businesses that we’re thrilled to be joining.”

Other tenants in the at Commercial Quay include The Leith Agency (creative/advertising), Thomson Reuters (mass media and information), Inova Geophysical (seismic instruments) Blonde Digital (marketing), Royal Haskoning DHV (engineering, design and project management) and Ajenta (software).

Castleforge Partners have planned to create a new reception area, breakout space for business tenants and on-site amenities to enhance the space at the Commercial Quay.

Rachael Pittaway, of Commercial Quay landlord Castleforge Partners, said: “Leith is a thriving area that’s attracted an influx of businesses over the past few years so we wanted to respond to this trend of expansion by providing workspace that matched the calibre of the businesses re-locating here.

“We’re confident that – with space already let and significant interest noted from a number of prospective tenants – Commercial Quay offers outstanding Leith accommodation, spearheading the Edinburgh and regions market.

Fitted out Office Space available at the Quay

“We worked to ensure the development retained the character and charm of the buildings’ category A listed status, whilst providing high-quality contemporary accommodation that would be suitable for a range of requirements, regardless of the size or sector of the business tenant.

“We identified the requirement of flexible lease terms by tenants, so we’re excited to bring something fresh to the market including our ‘plug in and play’ option which provides occupiers with fully fitted-out space.”

Ryden and CuthbertWhite are joint office letting agents of Commercial Quay, whilst Eric Young & Co is the building’s retail and leisure agent.

Iain Taylor, Associate at Commercial Quay’s joint office agent Ryden, commented: “Leith has witnessed strong office take-up over the past 12-months and continues to be a popular business destination in Edinburgh.

“Commercial Quay enjoys a prime position with excellent amenities and transport links, which are only set to improve following the recent news that Edinburgh’s tram line is to be extended to Newhaven.

“With high-quality finishes throughout, the open-plan suites ranging from 1,750 sq ft to 7,250 sq ft available at Commercial Quay are a testament to the level of investment from Castleforge Partners, putting it on the map as a premier business address in Scotland.”