Another taker at Charlotte Square

Another taker at Charlotte Square

The investment management company Ruffer has agreed a lease for offices in the newly refurbished Georgian townhouse at 31 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, part of The Charlotte Square Collection.

Ruffer is the second business to take up space within the Grade A office accommodation within the redevelopment along the South Side of Edinburgh's famous Robert Adam-designed Square, which has seen six townhouses reconfigured to form four new properties that blend period architecture and features with the requirements of modern businesses.

Moving in alongside Cornelian Asset Managers who have taken up residence in No 30 and SCOBAN, the new private bank at No 9 (along the north side), Ruffer is another important occupier as The Charlotte Square Collection.

Nick Ball of Corran Properties, which acts as developer and asset manager for The Charlotte Square Collection, said: "We are delighted to welcome Ruffer to The Charlotte Square Collection. The Georgian buildings provide a grandeur and prestige that is important for high end bespoke financial services companies such as Ruffer as well as a modern, dynamic, secure and well-connected home.

One of the most exciting consequences of the redevelopment of the South Side of Charlotte Square is that we are changing perceptions about townhouses as modern office space. With the reconstruction now complete, we have proved that these historic buildings can have a life as contemporary office space without losing their distinct character."

Ruffer will occupy 2,000sq ft across the ground and first floor of 31 Charlotte Square, taking up its occupancy on 6th January. Cushman Wakefield and CuthbertWhite acted on behalf of Corran Properties. Burns & Shaw acted on behalf of Ruffer.