By Ian McConnell

SMALL and medium-sized businesses are driving demand for space in a £3.8 million office development at drinks giant Diageo’s former Scottish base at Edinburgh Park.

Pure Offices said it was “upbeat” about the prospects for its 33,000 sq ft location at Edinburgh Park comprising 90 serviced office suites, in spite of launching this at a time when people are being urged to work from home amid the coronavirus pandemic. Seven businesses have already moved to secure space in the development.

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Katie Whell, operations director at Pure Offices, said: “We’re really upbeat about our prospects at Edinburgh Park, driven by the faith shown in us by our new customers. Given the current climate we’re delighted to have already secured seven movers. It is small, nimble firms that are committing.”

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She added: “It speaks to a feeling that in times of adversity, there can also be opportunity and a great deal of entrepreneurialism too. As soon as the way out of the current restrictions emerges, we are confident that lots more firms will be looking to complete moves into office spaces like ours. We think bigger firms will look to central offices as a base from which to operate.”