Edinburgh developer to double size of west end office

SQUARE & Crescent has announced that it is to double the size of its office in the west end of Edinburgh.

The developer has added eight staff to its team over the last 18 months, including two at director-level, to facilitate future growth and to deliver projects including its Royal Meadows development – which will see the restoration of the former Royal Hospital for Sick Children into luxury apartments and townhouses.

As a result of the expanding team, Square & Crescent has also taken over the ground floor of its Walker Street townhouse base, adding a large boardroom, a smaller meeting room and breakout staff area to its existing first floor premises.

Simon Cook, co-founder and joint MD, said, “We’ve been fortunate at Square & Crescent to have always had such a dedicated and skilled team. Our recent appointments have already added an abundance of value and settled in very quickly.

“Growth in challenging market conditions has been a big achievement in the past year and a half. Investing in our business and bringing in the right people to add expertise, support and fresh thinking allows us to deliver and consider increasingly ambitious projects.”

Since the start of 2022, the firm has added Daniel Donald to the role of project director and Graham Sutherland as commercial director. A further six staff at management level have joined, including a mix of office and site-based roles.

As well as the project at the former children’s hospital, Square & Crescent has started work at Henderson Place, a 42-apartment new build development between Stockbridge and Canonmills. The developer is also project managing the construction of a 50-unit flatted development on Lanark Road.

Euan Marshall, co-founder and joint MD, added, “Our business is evolving and having access to a larger pool of in-house talent broadens the scope of work that we can take on. We have built our reputation on the quality of end-product and the excellent level of service that we deliver. That is something that we will ensure does not change as the business grows and diversifies.

“While it’s clear that we will be operating in an everchanging market for some time to come, it’s an exciting time for our business as we adapt and work to bring more premium homes to Edinburgh’s city centre.”