Latest Scottish Property News

All the latest property news from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee and the rest of Scotland.

Kenneth Barclay

Scottish government to go further than Barclay on business rates

14 September 2017

Scotland’s finance secretary Derek Mackay has announced plans to “go further than the proposals of the Barclay Review” on changes to the business rates system north of the border.

525 Slate Street JLL

Edinburgh’s largest available office space hits market

11 September 2017

Joint agents JLL and Cuthbert White have been instructed to start the hunt for a big ticket occupier to take up space at Edinburgh’s largest vacant office building. 

Queensferry One Scarborough Muir

New £250m plan unveiled for Queensferry One

4 September 2017

Scarborough Muir Group has launched a new £250m masterplan for Dunfermline’s Rosyth waterfront to coincide with the launch of the new £1.35bn Queensferry Crossing.

Marischal Square

Costa takes space at Aberdeen’s Marischal Square

1 September 2017

Muse Developments has signed up Costa for a 2,300 sq ft ground floor unit at its £107m Marischal Square development in Aberdeen.

Atlantic Square development, Glasgow

GPU picks Atlantic Square scheme in Glasgow

1 September 2017

The Government Property Unit (GPU) has selected the 300,000 sq ft Atlantic Square development in Glasgow for the first phase of its regional hub in the city as it nears the completion of its national relocation plan.

Ken McCormack

Ratings expert McCormack joins Montagu Evans

31 August 2017

Business rates expert Ken McCormack has joined Montagu Evans as a partner and will lead the firm’s Scottish rating work.

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Blackstone unveils plans for expanded Glasgow retail offering

24 August 2017

Blackstone have unveiled plans for reconfigured flagship retail units at the prime junction between Argyle Street and Buchanan Street, connected to the internal mall of their St Enoch Shopping Centre in Glasgow city centre.

Kenneth Barclay

Barclay Review on business rates: property reacts

23 August 2017

Recommendations from the Barclay Review of Business Rates – including a £45m tax relief for new build properties – have been broadly welcomed by the Scottish property sector.

Gilmorehill Campus development, University of Glasgow

Scottish universities look to upgrade in bid to attract students

At a time when property investment in Scotland appears to have slowed, one sector is speeding up its rate of activity: the university sector.

Chris Stewart

Big interview: the entrepreneur building on Edinburgh’s glorious history

Being a developer in a historic city is never easy. When that city is Edinburgh, where the planning system has a reputation for being particularly laborious, things are even tougher - especially when you have an interest in complex, listed assets.

Quartermile skyline

Refurbished office rents close in on new-build prices in Edinburgh

A severe shortage of new office development in Edinburgh has led to a rise in refurbished office rents, which Savills expects to hit £32.50/sq ft by the end of Q3 2017. If that happens, it would close the gap between refurbished and new-build rents to the lowest level on record at only £1/sq ft.

Eastgate Shopping Centre, Inverness

Inverness shopping centre upgrade attracts top restaurant operators

As the main shopping centre in Scotland’s northernmost major city Inverness, Scoop Asset Management’s Eastgate Shopping Centre serves customers from a catchment area roughly the size of Belgium.

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