Interserve sells stake in Edinburgh mixed-use site

Grant Prior 6 years ago
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Interserve’s joint venture with Tiger Developments has sold its Haymarket site in Edinburgh to M&G Real Estate for £49.1m

The three-acre site has planning permission for a mixed-use scheme including three office buildings totalling 370,000 sq ft, retail space, a 190 bedroom hotel and a 170 unit apart-hotel.

The gross development value of the site is £280m.

Dougie Sutherland, executive director at Interserve, said: “The sale follows a strategic review of the project and is part of our overall transformation plan, allowing us to realise our investment at a time that is right for both the development and the market.”

The acquisition extends M&G Real Estate’s office development portfolio in Scotland and follows deals to fund the construction of Quartermile 3 and Quartermile 4 Edinburgh, in addition to plans to provide a £100m workplace at The Grid in Glasgow.

Chris Perkins, Head of Business Space, M&G Real Estate, said: “With the current supply/demand dynamics, bringing 350,000 sq ft to the market will reinforce the Exchange District as a prime hub for business in Europe.

“Whilst Edinburgh remains an attraction for heritage tourism, its rejuvenation as a business and leisure location over the past few years rightly places it amongst Europe’s leading cities.”

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