Edinburgh International Business Gateway

Gateway to a nation in Scotland's best connected and undeveloped location.

A vibrant and growing capital city gives rise to a new district. This prime site, next to Edinburgh Airport and with tram and train connections to the city already in place, offers superb opportunities for housing, hotels and commercial space.​

Edinburgh International Business Gateway (EIBG) forms part of a strategic expansion to the West of the city, with full local and government backing and mixed-use planning consent anticipated spring/summer 2020.

Murray Estates are seeking investor, equity co-development, development funder up to c.£110 million.​ And with Edinburgh both the best UK prospect for growth and the most liveable city, you're guaranteed a strong occupancy market.​

Edinburgh International Business Gateway tram

£185m GDV mixed-use development across 105 hectares

37 hectares

total development area immediately adjacent to Edinburgh International Airport

#1 Top UK city

Best prospect for economic growth - Lambert Smith Hampton 2019

7th rental growth hotspot

7th in Europe for office rental growth - JLL 2018

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EIBG is a high-profile development on a gateway site at the entrance to Edinburgh International Airport, Scotland’s busiest Airport. EIBG forms the important first phase of the broader International Business Gateway (IBG) part of the Edinburgh’s strategic expansion to the west.

EIBG is a multi-phased development and planning permission is close to being secured for phase one of the whole of the IBG, with opportunities in offices, hotels and residential along with ancillary restaurant, leisure and retail. The site benefits from a strategic and prominent position fronting the A8 and the entrance to the Airport.

A tram stop at the site creates excellent links to both Edinburgh Airport and the City Centre. The new £48 million Edinburgh Gateway rail station (which is on the east coast mainline between Edinburgh and Aberdeen) is two stops away by tram and the site is well served by Scotland’s motorway and trunk road network.

The strategic importance of the site for commercial and mixed-use development is recognised in the Scottish National Planning Framework and is part of the Local Development Plan for the City of Edinburgh Council.

The strength of Edinburgh’s tourist market is supporting further hotel investment and development. With an additional 2,400 rooms in the development pipeline by 2020, reflecting a 17.5% increase in stock, Edinburgh remains one of Europe’s most dynamic hotel investment markets and the largest outside of London. Edinburgh enjoys strong demand and consistent occupancy levels above 75% over the past 8 years, reaching 82.3% in 2016.

Edinburgh’s office market delivered 41,952 sq m of take-up across 102 deals during the six months to March 2019, resulting in 87,007 sq m of total take-up for 12 months. This represents a 39% increase in activity (floorspace taken-up) compared with the same six-month period in 2018. Vacancy rates are at their lowest levels for over 10 years and rents in the city are forecast to continue to grow.

Investment opportunities

EIBG is part of the broader International Business Gateway (IBG), a joint initiative between landowners New Ingliston, Murray Estates and Frogmore Salmon Harvester. The EIBG forms an important first phase of this development and is promoted by Murray Estates.

Scottish-based and with a record of delivering strategic projects across Scotland, Murray Estates are looking for a joint venture partner or investor to help them realise the vision for EIBG.

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