New Edinburgh flexible workspace


Clockwise, a provider of flexible workspaces, will open their second Scottish premises in a Leith warehouse.

Its first Scottish workspace was the refurbished Savoy Tower in Glasgow.

The new building, which will be named Clockwise Commercial Quay, is intended to act as a hub for Edinburgh start-ups and SMEs, giving them a base to work from. It will provide 60 office units with a total of 354 desks, in a mix of club lounge workspaces, co-working desks and private offices. Tenants can choose from three flexible office membership options or traditional leases.

Restaurant tech firm Orders Made Simple, orchestral sample library developer Spitfire Audio and digitised car rental firm Nuvven have already signed pre-lease agreements.

Lesley Anne Jeffrey, regional manager at Clockwise, said: “At Clockwise we have a strong focus on delivering workspaces in vibrant areas that not only have a burgeoning business environment but a strong community that people want to live and work in, and Leith is just that.

“The area has long been on the rise both as a go-to for ambitious business, and creative and tech talent, and also as a neighbourhood with its own identity and spirit. Its unique culture is fuelling entrepreneurial excitement and growth, and we wanted to place Clockwise in the heart of that in Edinburgh.

“Clockwise has a track record of success in other UK cities including Glasgow, Belfast – already catering to booming tech communities – and Liverpool, with a 96% average retention rate across the UK. We certainly expect to build on that success here. Our waterside location, in an area full of renowned food and drink hotspots, and thriving community and arts scene, make Leith an obvious spot to invest in a flexible workspace where businesses can grow, relocate, or open a new city base.”


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