A company offering a unique alternative investment opportunity to investors worldwide is the latest to take up office space in The Charlotte Square Collection, in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town.
Truffle Farms Europe Limited (TFE) has moved into the lower ground floor of 31 Charlotte Square, sharing the beautifully refurbished Georgian townhouse with specialist financial service companies Ruffer LLP and SYZ & Co.
The building is one of 21 premium office properties on Charlotte Square making up The Charlotte Square Collection, which has been the catalyst for the revival of the architectural icon of the Scottish Enlightenment as a one of Edinburgh’s most prestigious business addresses. Other occupiers within the Collection include Cazenove Capital, Old Mutual Global Investors, Handelsbanken and Hampden & Co.
Martin Waddell, founder of TFE, said:
“We are providing a rare opportunity to invest in the cultivation of the world’s most prized Black Winter Truffle through an exclusive private investment members’ club. Moving to Charlotte Square and being at the very heart of Edinburgh’s boutique financial district gives us, as a niche provider, the opportunity to establish long term links and gain credibility within this unique community. We see moving to Charlotte Square as an integral part of our growth strategy.”
Over the past six years, more than half of the properties within The Charlotte Square Collection have been refurbished. This programme of renovation has been made possible by the latest building techniques and technologies, that both respect the heritage of the buildings, their period features and elegance, while still creating premium, modern office spaces.
Nick Ball of Corran Properties, which acts as the asset and development manager for The Charlotte Square Collection, added:
“We are delighted to welcome Truffle Farms to Charlotte Square. Its distinct investment offering sits well alongside the private banks, family offices and bespoke fund managers that currently reside on the Square.
“The Collection is managed as one estate and is Edinburgh’s equivalent to a Grosvenor Square or St James in London’s Mayfair. This coherence in terms of management and redevelopment has been important to its success. We are able to take a long-term, strategic approach to the buildings and a greater level of custodianship to ensure this masterpiece of Georgian architecture continues to be a beacon for the best of Edinburgh.”