The UK's second biggest financial centre and Time Out magazine's Best City in the World of 2022, Edinburgh is a major cultural and economic hub.
With a population of 548,000, the Scottish capital city is the seventh most populous city in the United Kingdom. Its world-famous university contributes to a highly educated workforce and good transport links to other major cities like Glasgow and London make it a great base for your business.
Future Squared operates across Edinburgh, providing access to a wide variety of different flexible workspace options. From coworking to managed offices and everything in between, there's a perfect space for every team in the Scottish capital. Take a look at some of the different properties on offer using the buttons below.
Coworking Office Space for Rent in Edinburgh
A trendy and sociable type of workspace, coworking offices are the perfect option for teams that need a flexible space at a low cost. Here in Edinburgh we can share two different types of coworking options: permanent desks and hot desks. Permanent desks provide your team with dedicated desks in the coworking space, while hot-desking allows you to work from wherever you choose in the workspace. Each option usually allows your team to access kitchen facilities, break-out areas, and meeting rooms which are shared communally with the other teams working in the building.
While coworking spaces were once only associated with startups and freelancers, today they provide a flexible way to work for a wide range of different businesses. They're the perfect choice for hybrid-working teams who only want to rent desks for a few days a week because many coworking spaces offer contracts for a limited number of days or hours, allowing you to save money and choose the routine that best works for you. Coworking spaces are also ideal for full-time in-office teams who want the sociability and networking opportunities of working in the same building as other up-and-coming businesses and like-minded individuals.
Think coworking space might be the best option for your team? Check out some of the best coworking spaces in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Serviced Office Space in Edinburgh
For a hassle-free private office, serviced offices are a great solution. With serviced office spaces, the provider is always there to take care of the details for you, allowing your team to focus on your work. Front of house services, cleaning, security, repairs, insurance, and rent are all included in a single monthly fee, making budgeting a breeze every time. Plus, these all-inclusive spaces are already kitted out with everything you need to start working straight away: desks, chairs, high-speed internet, the lot!
While renting a traditional office property in one of the best locations in Edinburgh city centre can be fairly costly, serviced office spaces allow you to enjoy a great location at a fraction of the price.
Semi Serviced Office Space
Similar to serviced offices but at even lower prices, semi serviced offices still provide a ready-to-use workspace but with fewer amenities included in the cost. For example, they often don't include front of house or secretarial services. With desks, super-fast internet, chairs, and all other facilities you need to get started, semi serviced office spaces are great for teams that need a space ASAP.
Virtual Office Space in Edinburgh
Want the perks of a prominent Edinburgh office address without having to pay for the building? A virtual office is a cost-effective solution. For a super low price, renting a virtual office allows you to enjoy a prestigious Edinburgh business address, mail handling or forwarding services, and sometimes discounted access to meeting rooms or secretarial services, depending on the provider.
Managed Office Space in Edinburgh
A compromise between the total freedom of traditional office property and the hassle-free approach of a serviced office, managed offices allow your team to choose the design, layout, and content of your office and the provider will do a bespoke fit-out for you. The cost of the office customisation is spread out across the length of the contract, meaning that there are no major upfront costs. Plus, managed office leases are more flexible than traditional offices, allowing you to easily upgrade or downsize depending on your team's needs.
If you're looking for a self-contained office space that you can really make your own without having to commit to a long term building lease, managed offices might be the perfect solution. Take a look at the amazing offices available in Edinburgh to find your ideal space.
What's Working in Edinburgh like?
Famous for the Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe Festival, the city is full of history and culture. Especially in the summer months, it's a vibrant and happening place with lots to do. Theatre, museums, independent shops, and restaurants mean that it's full of entertainment possibilities, while nearby Portobello Beach and Arthur's Seat provide a lovely break from busy city life. Considered the greenest city in the UK and also boasting more listed buildings than anywhere else in the world, it's a beautiful place to work.
Edinburgh is the second most visited tourist destination in the UK. However, it also has a lot to offer for locals. With trendy and affordable neighbourhoods such as Calton, Leith, Stockbridge, and Morningside, it's a great place to live. The cost of living is cheaper than in London, which is one reason many people and businesses are locating themselves in the Scottish capital.
Transport in Edinburgh
As one of the country's major transportation hubs, Edinburgh is very well connected. Waverly Station provides excellent transport links to other major cities in Scotland and England while trams, buses, and coaches make it easy to get around the city. The nearby airport is a gateway to the rest of Europe and the world, just a short tram journey from York Place.
The best office locations in Edinburgh
With many great areas around the city, it's hard to go wrong with your office location in Edinburgh. The city centre around the Old Town, Haymarket, and West End are popular with many businesses. Near the major shopping streets of George Street or Princes Street are enviable locations for your office, while Holyrood and Canongate are other popular options. Despite the metropolitan area's large population, Edinburgh itself is a very walkable city with great transport links so you'll never be far from the centre of everything.
Considering other office locations in Scotland?
If the centre of the Scottish capital isn't right for you, Future Squared can help you find the perfect office location elsewhere in Scotland or the UK. Check out the flexible workspaces on offer in Glasgow or Aberdeen, or use our office finder tool to browse your preferred areas.
Find Flexible Office Space in Edinburgh
With serviced offices, semi-serviced offices, managed offices, coworking spaces, and even virtual offices on offer, Edinburgh has the perfect flexible workspace for every team. No matter what your needs or budget, Future Squared can help you find your business' new home in a great location. Get in touch with us today to start your journey.