Charlotte Square is one of Edinburgh’s gems. Designed by Robert Adam in 1791, the Square’s distinctive neo-classical facades are considered a major achievement in European civic architecture and, as part of Edinburgh’s New Town, it is a focal point within the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The twenty-one properties within The Charlotte Square Collection bring that architectural legacy into a very modern vision for grade A, high quality office accommodation.
Long recognised as a prestigious business address, Charlotte Square is Edinburgh’s natural home for the ﬁnancial community. Scotland has played a pivotal part in the economic world for over 300 years, and Edinburgh is one of Europe’s leading ﬁnancial centres – the second largest ﬁnancial hub in the UK after London.
Under The Collection’s custodianship the south side of the Square has been substantially renovated seeing the reinvention of six generous townhouses and subsidiary properties to create four new properties. The development blends large, connected period work-spaces with new, open-plan accommodation, while faithfully renovating and working in harmony with the precious Georgian facades and interiors. Our resident businesses, including Cornelian Asset Managers, Ruffer, Handelsbanken, Murray Capital and Syz & Co, occupy impressive suites of offices that create a distinctive environment in which to operate and welcome clients.
The same meticulous detailing was applied to the renovations at 9 Charlotte Square, home to the private bank Hampden & Co, and subsequently at numbers 10 and 11, which are now occupied by Old Mutual Global Investors, Cumulus Asset Managers and the Institute of Directors. These high standards are now being applied to the redevelopment of 12/13 and 32 Charlotte Square – both pre-let to organisations seeking a distinct character for their corporate city centre base in 2016.
In addition, there is a commitment to provide occupiers with exceptional management services and to foster strong relationships. As the largest single property owner on the Square, The Collection is taking a proactive role in managing the public realm to provide an environment complimentary to the high quality ofﬁces. All occupiers will have access to the private gardens at the heart of the Square.