The new rules of attraction


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If you want to attract and retain the best, then here are the new rules that are shaping the modern workplace

The brightest minds seek and demand workspace that is both stimulating and inspirational and it doesn’t stop there. Wellbeing, sustainability and outstanding connectivity are also seen as essential ingredients by this digitally savvy generation and a great work/life balance, courtesy of immediate access to outstanding amenity, is a must.

BCO awards - Regional winnder 2022

Capital Square won the award for Best Commercial Workplace in Scotland. This award is given to a new building initiated on a speculative basis for commercial letting; including buildings that are substantially pre-let or sold on to an occupier. The BCO Judging panel commended BAM Properties for producing an impressive contemporary office development on a particularly challenging site, with occupied buildings to all sides.

Rule 1

The building

CGI of exterior of building

Set the heart racing

Capital Square’s impressive landscaped courtyard arrival, dedicated garden area and taxi drop off/pick up point create a strong sense of arrival and deliver a powerful corporate statement.

Setting new standards in space utilisation, cost effectiveness and floor plate flexibility.

The minute you step through the door you’ll be struck by the building’s superb interior. From the spectacular lofty atrium and monolithic reception desktop to the eye catching contemporary furniture the initial impression is of a cutting edge building of the highest quality.

Our front of house management team will ensure a warm welcome for your team, clients and visitors alike and provide a range of concierge services that help to make your working day run smoothly.

CGI of reception area Alternative angle CGI of reception area
Rule 2


Choose a desirable location

Click the numbers on the aerial photograph and the options below to view neighbouring occupiers, amenities or all information:

When it comes to business, the Exchange District is quite simply the most desirable address in Edinburgh. As the city’s commercial epicentre, it is no surprise that it is the location of choice for a wide array of well known national and international organisations attracted by the excellent connectivity and superb amenity provision on offer.


  1. Sheraton Grand Hotel
  2. One Square Bar & Restaurant
  3. All Bar One / BrewDog
  4. Filmhouse
  5. Sainsbury’s Local
  6. Lyceum Theatre
  7. Usher Hall
  8. Guerlain Spa
  9. Caledonian - A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
  10. Princes Street Retail
  11. Grazing by Mark Greenaway
  12. One Spa
  13. PedalHouse
  14. Pure Gym
  15. Edinburgh International Conference Centre
  16. Premier Inn
  17. Edinburgh Quay
  18. Co-op
  19. Point A Hotel
  20. Voco Hotel
  21. Hot Yoga Edinburgh
  22. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Neighbouring occupiers

  1. Scottish Widows HQ
  2. Shepherd & Wedderburn / Grant Thornton / Amazon / Moody’s / Faculty of Actuaries
  3. Phoenix Group
  4. Bank of New York Mellon
  5. Close Brothers / Martin Currie / KPMG / Deloitte / CMS Cameron Mckenna / Dunedin Capital
  6. Franklin Templeton
  7. BlackRock / Hymans Robertson
  8. Willis Towers Watson / DWF
  9. Royal Bank of Canada / Addleshaw Goddard / Quantics
  10. Cairn Energy / Burness Paull
  11. Womble Bond Dickinson / Huawei
  12. Wood Mackenzie / Landmark
  13. Turcan Connell / Lloyds Banking Group
  14. Macquarie / PwC / Brewin Dolphin / IBM / EY / Law Society of Scotland / Lothian Pension Fund / AON / Alliance Trust
  15. Anderson Strathern
  16. Lindsays WS / Mott MacDonald / Motorola / Dalmore Capital
  17. / Spaces
  18. Broadcom / NHS Education for Scotland / Audit Scotland
Rule 3


Choose the right venue for you

The area surrounding Capital Square is home to a plethora of bars, restaurants, coffee shops and convenience stores and all within minutes’ walk. Nearby hotel provision is excellent and for those who like to work out Pure Gym and One Spa are on hand.

Explore the images below to find out more about what Edinburgh has to offer.

The area surrounding Capital Square is home to a variety of convenience stores. Perfect for nipping out at lunch or picking up last minute groceries before heading home.
Usher hall
With the Usher Hall, Lyceum Theatre and Kings Theatre all nearby the cultural offer is unsurpassed
All Bar One
For that celebratory after work drink take your pick from the huge array of watering holes located close by
If working out is your thing then you can choose from 4 gyms that are all within a 10 minute walk
Step out the door and step into the world of culinary delights that awaits and all within a short stroll
Waldorf Astoria
Visitors staying overnight can choose from a wide range of hotels many of which are conveniently close by
Hula healthy eatery
Working through lunch or just need a quick snack - a treasure trove of tempting takeaways is on hand to satisfy the most demanding of taste buds
Pret a Manger
With some great grinds virtually on the doorstep you won’t need to go far for your daily coffee fix
Rule 4


late needn't apply

West End - Princess Street tram stop

Arriving at work on time couldn’t be easier with every conceivable transport option available within a few minutes’ walk. Haymarket transport hub and Shandwick Place tram halt are only a short stroll away as are multiple bus routes and the tram service accessing both the city and Edinburgh Airport. For those commuting by bike, National Cycle Route 75 can be accessed nearby at Fountainbridge.

Train station Haymarket train station front entrance Edinburgh 900 bus Bike racks
Rule 5

Floor plans

Plan ahead

Floor Sq Ft Sq m
Seventh Let to Brodies LLP
Sixth Let to Brodies LLP
Fifth Let to Brodies LLP
Fourth Let to Pinsent Masons LLP
Third East Let to Pinsent Masons LLP
Third West Let to Stantec UK Limited
Second East Let to Mazars LLP
Second West * 9,241 859
First Let to Anderson Strathern LLP
Ground West Let to Eversheds Sutherland LLP
Ground East Let to Anderson Strathern LLP
Total 9,241 859

*2 car spaces remaining

Rule 6


Be 'well' prepared


4 No. 13-person
destination passenger lifts

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Separate male, female & accessible showers (13 total), changing facilities including 120 lockers and drying rooms

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26 person goods lift
& loading bay

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12 secure underground car parking spaces and large public car park (110 spaces) underneath the building

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155 covered and
illuminated cycle

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Onsite management team
and concierge services

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Secure pass gates controlled via building wide access system

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Rule 7


Be 'environmentally' friendly

To say that Capital Square is environmentally friendly is an understatement. From the earliest design stages every consideration has been given to ensuring that the building is ecologically sound. Capital Square incorporates solar panels, energy efficient lighting and numerous energy saving initiatives.

An electrically powered VRF heating and cooling system delivers energy efficiency and an Environmental Management System is currently in development, with a view to Capital Square being accredited with the ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Standard.

In keeping with the trend for a healthier commute, by bike or on foot, outstanding facilities are available including secure bike storage, bike tool stations, separate male, female and accessible showers (13 total) and changing facilities with complimentary towel service, private lockers and drying rooms.

The private garden and external seating areas not only provide outstanding space for occupiers to take a break and enjoy fresh air, in addition a biodiversity plan is being developed to include features such as bird nesting boxes and bee hives.

The building will benefit from a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and EPC ‘A’ rating, meaning that not only is it highly sustainable and environmentally sound, from an occupier’s standpoint it is future proofed and highly efficient in terms of running costs.

  • Enhanced building fabric u-values
  • Solar control glazing to minimise solar gains and reduce mechanical cooling demands
  • 170 roof mounted solar photovoltaics. System designed to accommodate up to 48Kw of generated electricity, all fed back into running the building
  • An enhanced CHP generator is designed to generate electricity for on site usage
  • Enhanced BMS to include additional energy monitoring and controls
  • Low energy LED lighting
  • Building wide recycling scheme capable of recycling 100% of all waste
  • EPC ‘A’ rating
  • ‘Excellent’ BREEAM rating
  • Ewave ‘5 star’ rating for connectivity
Best Commercial Workplace in Scotland award

Adding to the Best Commercial Workplace in Scotland award from BCO, Capital Square has won the International Green Apple Environmental Award 2022 for work towards Biodiversity. Capital Square’s Wild Flowers, Bird Boxes, Bird Baths, Bug Hotels, Log Piles and Beehives help create the fundamental Principle of Interpendence of species within an ecosystem. The Bees will pollinate the wild flowers, which will sustain the bugs, which will feed the birds who fertilise the shrubs and nourish the micro-organisms.

Rule 8


Make the next move

For further information please contact the joint letting agents:

Contact us

    7 Castle Street
    Edinburgh EH2 3AH
    7 Exchange Crescent
    Conference Square
    Edinburgh EH3 8LL



    Having worked with BAM to deliver first class offices for our colleagues and clients in Glasgow, we are looking forward to doing the same in Edinburgh at Capital Square. Located in the heart of the city's Exchange Business District, Capital Square's design will provide, when fitted out, an outstanding environment for our colleagues and clients. ”

    Nick Scott Managing Partner
    Pinsent Masons

    A relocation is a significant commitment by any business, and it's therefore critical that our new office meets our current and future requirements on a number of levels. We wanted to provide a workplace that can accommodate modern, flexible practises and that delivered accommodation of the highest quality for our staff and clients. We believe we have found that at Capital Square. ”

    Ewan Alexander Head of Edinburgh Office


    Important notice CBRE/JLL for themselves, and where applicable their joint agent(s), and for vendors or lessors of this property whose agents they are give notice that: i) These particulars are produced in good faith and are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. They are believed to be correct but any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves as to the correctness of each of them; ii) No person in the employment of CBRE/JLL, and where applicable their joint agent(s), has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty in relation to this property. Date of publication: March 2023.

    Grade A
    New Build space

    Large open area with people looking at the layout.
    The flexible floor plates have been designed to accommodate a wide range of potential layouts.

    4 No. 13-person
    destination passenger lifts

    Lifts with the doors closed.
    With 4 high speed lifts serving all floors, clients and visitors will be at your reception in no time at all.

    Intelligent LED
    lighting system

    LED lighting pattern on the ceiling.
    Ensures that lighting is only on when the office space is occupied resulting in lower running costs.

    24 Hour on-site
    and manned CCTV

    CCTV camera.
    Access your office 24/7 safe in the knowledge that the building is monitored around the clock.

    Electric car
    charging points

    Electric car charging point.
    Charge your vehicle using our electric car charging points located in the basement car park.

    private garden

    Flowering gardens.
    A green oasis in the heart of the city.

    arrival experience

    Gentleman arriving through revolving doors.
    On arriving in the courtyard and entering the double height, airy reception, our management team are on hand to support your colleagues and clients. From reception to the selected floor, your experience will be virtually contactless.

    Separate male, female & accessible showers (13 total), changing facilities including 120 lockers and drying rooms

    Changing rooms.
    With more and more people choosing a healthy commute on foot or by bike our outstanding facilities enable them to freshen up before their working day gets underway.

    26 person goods lift
    & loading bay

    Goods lift.
    Our goods lift provides easy access to all floors for larger deliveries. Via the dedicated loading bay, delivery of larger items like office furniture and equipment is straightforward.

    12 secure underground car parking
    spaces and large public car park (110 spaces) underneath the building

    Car park.
    Clients and visitors arriving by car can take advantage of the public car park located below Capital Square.

    155 covered and
    illuminated cycle spaces

    Bicycle resting against wall.
    Your colleagues can store their bikes undercover, in one of the several secure facilities.

    Onsite management team
    and concierge services

    Management team.
    Our management team are on hand to support you and your clients throughout the working day.


    People using public transport.
    Just minutes away from the Haymarket travel interchange, Princes Street West tram stop and multiple bus stops, public transport is in plentiful supply.

    Secure pass gates controlled via
    building wide access system

    Security gate.
    The secure pass gates mean that you can relax in the knowledge that both the building and your office are well protected.