News release

Crown Estate Scotland secures Bute Energy at 39 George Street in Edinburgh

JLL acts as joint letting agent for Crown Estate Scotland in a deal with Bute Energy for 4,587 sq ft

September 17, 2021

Crown Estate Scotland announce their most recent letting at George St, Edinburgh, with Bute Energy signing a five-year lease. Bute Energy, a specialist company in onshore wind and solar energy parks aims to provide low-cost renewable energy to local communities.

This latest deal now leaves only one remaining suite within the building. The first-floor suite comprises 2,628 sq ft of space and benefits from partial fit-out, also with superb views overlooking George Street.  

The property benefits from excellent levels of natural lighting, comfort cooling, raised access flooring and suspended ceilings. In addition, it also boasts high quality existing fit-out which can be retained or stripped back to open plan configuration. Bute Energy will also benefit from the building’s strong connectivity. Based in the heart of Edinburgh’s business district, the area offers strong transportation links in addition to a range of amenities in the surrounding area.

Fiona Simpson, Asset Manager for Crown Estate Scotland said, “We’re thrilled to have secured Bute Energy for our building on George Street. Their aim of providing renewable energy and working with local communities fits in well with Crown Estate Scotland’s own ethos.”

Ewan Scott of JLL which advised Crown Estate Scotland jointly with Cushman & Wakefield, on the lettings added, “It is great to see another letting at 39 George Street in the current market and this is testament to the proactive and flexible approach Crown Estate Scotland have taken to their leasing strategy.”

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