What could you do with 243,000 sq ft of flexible landmark space in one of Edinburgh’s best-connected locations?

Drummond House offers that rare opportunity to design a striking and cost-effective solution to fulfil your present needs and meet your future expectations.

The Place

Drummond House is at the heart of West Edinburgh’s growing mixed-use quarter, home to over 3 million sq ft of offices for some of the UK’s biggest names, and in a rapidly changing environment where residential, BTR and commercial development is augmenting existing amenities to create a ‘24/7’ community in one of Scotland’s best connected locations.

Location

Key occupiers
  • 01 Younger Building
  • 02 Sport Scotland
  • 03 Citibase
  • 04 Scottish Prison Service
  • 05 Regus
  • 06 M&G Prudential
  • 07 Lloyds Banking Group
  • 08 Diageo
  • 09 Pure Offices
  • 10 Regus
  • 11 Mercer
  • 12 HSBC
  • 13 Sainsbury’s Bank
  • 14 Menzies
  • 15 Fujitsu
  • 16 BT
  • 17 Aegon / Aegon Asset Management
  • 18 JP Morgan
  • 19 WSP
  • 20 RBS
Amenities
  • 01 Morrisons Supermarket
  • 02 Gyle Shopping Centre
  • 03 Mariott Hotel
  • 04 M&S Food Hall
  • 05 The Glass Cube
  • 06 Morrisons Petrol Station
  • 07 Hotel Ibis
  • 08 Busy Bees Nursery
  • 09 Philly’s Bar
  • 10 Energize Health and Fitness Store
  • 11 Lochside Cafe
  • 12 Premier Inn Edinburgh Park
  • 13 Hermiton Gait Retail Park
  • 14 KFC
  • 15 Novotel Edinburgh Park
Edinburgh Park

(future phases)

CGI of completed development, to include 1,000,000 sq ft of offices, 1,800 BTR and residential homes, and a wide variety of amenities.  Phase 1 to complete late 2021.

CGI of Edinburgh Park courtesy of Parabola.

Transport

Train Station

Tram stop

Bus stop

Drummond House Aerial View Drummond House Aerial View - Edinburgh Park Drummond House Aerial View - Local Ocuppier Drummond House Aerial View - amenities Drummond House Aerial View - amenities
Drummond House Aerial View - Local Ocuppier and amenities

Connectivity Matters

Excellent connectivity is central to attracting talent, communicating with customers, and accessing amenities. Drummond House is at the nexus of Edinburgh’s main commuter routes, with immediate access to Edinburgh Airport and where Scotland’s motorway network, mainline railway, tram and bus networks intersect. This makes Drummond House one of the best-connected locations in Scotland, with great international reach.

Plane

Edinburgh Airport is one of the UK’s busiest, with over 14 million passengers annually, regular flights to London and to 157 destinations worldwide. It is easily reached by road, bus or tram in just 10 minutes from Drummond House.

  • London
    1hr 10 mins
  • Amsterdam
    1hr 20 mins
  • Dublin
    1hr 30 mins
  • Paris
    1hr 30 mins
  • Frankfurt
    1hr 55 mins
  • Munich
    2hrs 15 mins
  • Rome
    3hrs
  • New York
    6hrs 30 mins
  • Doha
    7hrs 20 mins
  • Abu Dhabi
    7hrs 30 mins
  • Beijing
    10hrs 50 mins
Train

Three mainline railway stations within 10 minutes’ walk connect Drummond House to Scotland’s commuter network and to Edinburgh City Centre. On an average weekday there are 21 trains from Edinburgh to London with a journey time of approximately 4 hours and 20 minutes.

  • City centre / Waverley Station
    10 mins
  • Glasgow
    50 mins
  • Newcastle
    1hr 30 mins
  • Aberdeen
    2hrs 15 mins
  • Manchester
    3hrs 15 mins
  • London
    4hrs 20 mins
Car

Drummond House has immediate access to the city bypass and M8 motorway, and therefore to Scotland and the UK’s motorway network, making best use of 790 car parking spaces on site.

  • City centre
    21 mins
  • Glasgow
    45 mins
  • Newcastle
    2hrs
  • Aberdeen
    2hrs
  • Manchester
    4hrs 40 mins
  • London
    7hrs 19 mins
Tram

Drummond House is next to Edinburgh Park Central tram stop, with services every 15 minutes quickly and conveniently connecting Edinburgh Airport, the city centre, and local amenities.

  • Airport
    12 mins
  • Haymarket
    14 mins
  • City centre
    20 mins
  • St Andrew Square
    23 mins
Bus

Multiple bus routes run close to Drummond House and provide regular services including intercity buses, and those accessing the airport, local amenities, and the city centre.

  • Airport
    12 mins
  • Haymarket
    14 mins
  • City centre
    20 mins
  • St Andrew Square
    23 mins
  • Glasgow
    1hr 5mins

Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a city of opportunity with a rich history of creativity and innovation. One of the fastest growing and most productive cities in the UK, its established financial services community is complemented by a dynamic growing tech sector which is attracted by the city’s exceptional track record in educating and retaining talented graduates.

The city’s historic streets and green spaces are complemented by a vibrant culture making it one of the UK’s most popular locations to visit, live and work. Edinburgh is an asset to any business and a pleasure for all its residents.

Talent
Culture
Lifestyle
Business

Educated workforce

55%

Edinburgh has the highest proportion of university educated residents (55%) of any city in the UK.

Talent hotspot

15th

Edinburgh is 15th in the global talent hotspot rankings.

World rankings

5th

University of Edinburgh is ranked 5th in the UK and 29th globally in the 2019 Times Higher Education Rankings.

Visitors

£4 million

Edinburgh attracts 4.54 million visitors annually who spend around £4 million daily.

Festivals

3 million

The Edinburgh Fringe festival is the world’s largest attracting over 3 million people annually, as one of a calendar of celebrated events throughout the year.

World Heritage

UNESCO

Central Edinburgh is designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, offering a unique historic cityscape.

Living

Best place to live

Edinburgh has been voted the best place to live in the UK every year since 2014 (Daily Telegraph).

Environment

3rd

Edinburgh is ranked 3rd in the global Sustainable Cities Index.

Students

Best UK city for students

Edinburgh was voted the best UK city for students to live and study - Liberty Living Survey (2018)’

Financial centre

Growth & technology

Edinburgh is the largest UK financial centre outside London, and a hotspot for new and growing technology companies.

Technology

46%

Over the last 5 years, Edinburgh’s thriving start-up scene has driven 46% growth in the tech sector.

Small businesses

19.7%

Edinburgh saw a 19.7% growth in the number of small businesses between 2012 and 2017.

The Space

Drummond House was designed and developed to the highest standards, with the capacity to adapt and evolve. Large flexible floorplates, excellent natural light, generous service zones, and two independent receptions support a wide range of configurations and fit out options. Drummond House has the capability to offer high-quality cost-effective offices or to be repurposed to meet a range of alternative uses.

Drummond House -
Impressive three-storey reception.
Drummond House -
Three atria bringing light into the space.
Drummond House -
Three atria bringing light into the space. 
Drummond House -
Three atria bringing light into the space. 
Drummond House -
Three atria bringing light into the space. 
Drummond House -
Efficient open-plan floor plates.
Drummond House -
Efficient open-plan floor plates. 
Drummond House -
High quality existing fit out.
Drummond House -
Efficient open-plan floor plates.
Drummond House -
Fully fitted staff restaurant and kitchen.

Plans

Click and Drag to zoom in Drummond House - Second Floor Plan
Drummond House - north icon
  • North Zone 20,764 sq ft
  • Centre Zone 25,747 sq ft
  • South Zone 30,626 sq ft
  • Total 77,137 sq ft
Click and Drag to zoom in Drummond House - First Floor Plan
Drummond House - north icon
  • North Zone 19,519 sq ft
  • Centre Zone 26,467 sq ft
  • South Zone 31,788 sq ft
  • Total 77,774 sq ft
Click and Drag to zoom in Drummond House - Ground Plan
Drummond House - north icon
  • North Zone 21,700 sq ft
  • Centre Zone 30,291 sq ft
  • South Zone 30,587 sq ft
  • Total 82,578 sq ft
Click and Drag to zoom in Drummond House - Basement Plan
Drummond House - north icon
  • North Zone 19,484 sq ft
  • Centre Zone 26,471 sq ft
  • South Zone 5,179 sq ft
  • Total 51,134 sq ft
Level North Zone Centre Zone South Zone Total
Second 20,764 25,747 30,626 77,137
First 19,519 26,467 31,788 77,774
Ground 21,700 30,291 30,587 82,578
Basement 5,450 5,450
Total 67,433 82,505 93,001 242,939

Specification

Icon for reception areas
Concrete frame,
12 m grid
Icon for showers area
Natural sandstone,
cladding
Icon for Reception Areas
Double-glazed
curtain walling
Icon for toilets
Structural double-glazed
reception
Icon for restaurant
Office floor to ceiling
height 3.08m
Icon for landscape ground
Ceiling void
1.0 m
Icon for lifts
Basement clear height
3.0 m
Icon for lifts
Floor loadings
4.5 + 1kN / m²
Icon for reception areas
VAV air-conditioning
and ventilation
Icon for showers area
Fresh air
at 12 l/s
Icon for Reception Areas
11kV electrical supply
Icon for toilets
4 x 760KVA standby
generators and UPS
Icon for restaurant
Fully addressable
fire alarm system
Icon for landscape ground
Integrated security/access system
Icon for lifts
Fully integrated Building
Management System
Icon for lifts
Sprinkler system serving
entire building
Icon for reception areas
Metal tile
suspended ceiling
Icon for showers area
Recessed modular
fluorescent lighting (Part LED)
Icon for Reception Areas
Domus limestone and
ceramic tile flooring
Icon for toilets
Offices carpeted
throughout
Icon for showers area
Ceramic floor and
wall tilling in WC’s
Icon for restaurant
Cherry timber
lacquered doors
Icon for landscape ground
Stainless steel
ironmongery
Icon for lifts
Feature lighting in reception and atria areas
Icon for lifts
Full access raised floors (216mm clear void)
Icon for reception areas
High quality fit out throughout
Icon for showers area
Occupation density 1 person to 8 sq m (can be increased to 1:6 sqm locally)
Icon for Reception Areas
High security space
(6.45 m floor to ceiling height)
with loading bay access
Icon for toilets
Male, female and accessible WCs on all floors
Icon for showers area
Basement, ground and first floor
changing areas with 20 showers
Icon for restaurant
2 basement changing facilities with 6 showers and WCs
Icon for landscape ground
Full restaurant
and kitchen facility
Icon for lifts
Dedicated plant space
at roof level
Icon for lifts
6 x 13 person lifts
& 1 goods lift
Icon for lifts
86 basement and 704 external
(1 to 308 sq ft) car spaces

Site Plan

Drummond House occupies a high-profile site of 13.41 acres (5.43 hectares) immediately adjacent to Edinburgh Park. It supports 704 surface car parking spaces, a landscaped recreational area, sports facilities, and a secure loading yard all set in a low-density green environment.

  • 01

    Drummond House

  • 02

    Main Building Entrance

  • 03

    North Reception

  • 04

    Underground Car Park Entrance

  • 05

    East Car Park

  • 06

    Service Yard

  • 07

    Secure Processing Area

  • 08

    Multi-sport pitches

  • 09

    Attractive landscaping

  • 10

    West Car Park

  • 11

    Security

  • 12

    The Younger Building

Approximate site boundary.
West car park vehicular access.

The Future

Drummond House has been developed with flexibility in mind, allowing constant evolution to meet business need. It has the capability to be reimagined as offices for the 21st century, or to be repurposed for a range of alternative uses.

Reimagining the Space

These plans show how the space could be reconfigured as cutting edge corporate or multi-occupancy offices, or as a range of alternative uses. The low density site development offers potential to expand the space with complementary development.

Business Houses

Each floor subdivides in to three autonomous areas to be occupied independently or in combinations.

Basement
Ground
First
Second
Drummond House - Business Suites - level 0
Drummond House - Business Suites - level 0
Drummond House - Business Suites - level 0
Drummond House - Business Suites - level 0
Business Suites

The introduction of a central “street” creates smaller office suites which benefit from shared amenities in a collaborative environment.

Basement
Ground
First
Second
Drummond House - Business Suites - level 0
Drummond House - Business Suites - level 0
Drummond House - Business Suites - level 0
Drummond House - Business Suites - level 0
Education

The central street provides the communal collaboration area to support education, administrative and welfare facilities.

Basement
Ground
First
Second
Drummond House - Business Suites - level 0
Drummond House - Business Suites - level 0
Drummond House - Business Suites - level 0
Drummond House - Business Suites - level 0
Mixed Use

Mixed uses, including medical and data centre, can make good use of the deep plan space.

Basement
Ground
First
Second
Drummond House - Business Suites - level 0
Drummond House - Business Suites - level 0
Drummond House - Business Suites - level 0
Drummond House - Business Suites - level 0

The Views

These selected views show how the space of today could be the place of tomorrow.

The North Entrance
Drummond House - The North Entrance - 01
Drummond House - The North Entrance - 02
Drummond House - The North Entrance - 03
The Reception
Drummond House - The Reception - 03
Drummond House - The Reception - 02
Drummond House - The Reception - 01
The Atrium
Drummond House - The Atrium - 01
Drummond House - The Atrium  - 02
Drummond House - The Atrium - 03
The Workspace
Drummond House - The Workspace - 03
Drummond House - The Workspace  - 02
Drummond House - The Workspace - 01
The Street
Drummond House - The Street - 03
Drummond House - The Street  - 02
Drummond House - The Street - 01

The Development

The Drummond House site is 13.41 acres (5.43 hectacres) adjacent to the prestigious Edinburgh Park, and is central to Edinburgh’s most dynamic mixed use development zone. It offers a wide range of development options, subject to planning, with indicative masterplans suggested below

Drummond House -
Indicative mixed use masterplan
Drummond House -
Indicative mixed use masterplan
Drummond House -
Indicative mixed use masterplan
Drummond House -
Indicative mixed use masterplan
Drummond House -
Indicative mixed use masterplan

Plans

Click and Drag to zoom in Drummond House - First Floor Plan
Click and Drag to zoom in Drummond House - Second Floor Plan

The Deal

Basis of Sale

The Deal Drummond House is a unique opportunity to repurpose a substantial building and extensive site at the heart of West Edinburgh's growing mixed use quarter.

It is available for sale and offers are invited for the heritable interest in the entire property. It can also be leased, and a full refurbishment package is available subject to negotiation.

The vendor reserves the right to call a closing date and is under no obligation to accept any offer. The vendor further reserves the right to sell the property without reference to any other party. To be kept informed of the sales process, please register your interest formally and in writing with the agents.

VAT The vendor has not elected to waive exemption for payment of VAT. As such, VAT will not be payable by a lessee or purchaser. This offers considerable savings to companies unable to recover VAT.

Title There is a report on title available for information only in the data room.

EPC rating The current EPC rating is G. The EPC for the building is in the data room.

Entry Entry will be delayed until the building is fully vacant, which will be by the end of Q2 2021.

Information and viewings For further information, or to view Drummond House please contact the agents.

Additional information is available in the data room. Access will be granted to principal parties interested in either leasing or purchasing the building.

Cushman & Wakefield for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property whose agents they are give notice that: (I) the particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers or lessees, and do not constitute, nor constitute part of an offer or contract; (II) all descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct but any intending purchaser or tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them; (III) no person in the employment of Cushman & Wakefield have any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property. Date of preparation of details: September 2020