Hymans Robertson commits to new Edinburgh base

Hymans Robertson, the actuarial, pensions and financial services consultancy, has become the first tenant to sign up for 30 Semple Street — which has been described as one of Edinburgh’s “greenest office developments.”

Six months before the building works are completed, Hymans Robertson has committed to lease the fifth and sixth floors – about 14,700 sq ft of space that comes with roof-top terraces.

The office development being undertaken by Corran Properties Limited on behalf of CBRE Investment Management in Edinburgh’s prestigious Exchange District.

Alix Mills, senior director at CBRE Investment Management, said: “To attract a tenant of such high calibre to our flagship office development in Edinburgh is tremendous testament to the high-quality design of 30 Semple Street, and the commitment of our entire team to meet the very highest standards of environmental performance.

“We couldn’t be more delighted to welcome Hymans Robertson to 30 Semple Street.”

Shireen Anisuddin, managing partner of Hymans Robertson, said: “We’re really excited to be moving into 30 Semple Street.

“We have over 200 of our people in Edinburgh and it will be fantastic for them to benefit from this high-quality space.

“In particular, we are pleased to be moving to an office with exceptional environmental credentials and this is also very much aligned with our priorities as a B Corp-certified firm.

“A key factor in our decision was to maintain our location in central Edinburgh and we are naturally delighted to have secured space with such attractive views.

“We are very much looking forward to taking up residence.”

The building is due to complete in September.

Hymans Robertson was represented by Cushman & Wakefield and Burness Paull.

The landlord’s team was represented by Knight Frank, Cuthbert White and Brodies.