Spotlight | Edinburgh:

a global city in demand

Edinburgh
Edinburgh: a global city in demand

3 November 2017, by Savills Research

Expansion across residential and commercial sectors, with associated infrastructure, is essential if this high-demand European capital is to meet its full potential

Edinburgh retains 42% of its graduates, creating an attractive talent pool to draw in global occupiers.

Population and household growth have outpaced development within the City. This has increased pressure on the city’s housing market, and created opportunities for the region.

 

As Edinburgh’s boundaries become looser, strategic infrastructure will be imperative in planning for Edinburgh’s future growth.

Edinburgh St James will relieve the pent up demand for larger retail units to the east of the city and intensify competition among office occupiers for prime space.

An additional 2,400 hotel rooms will support Edinburgh airport’s five-year investment plan to increase passenger numbers to 16.5 million by 2021.


 
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