Charles River Heriot-Watt Expansion

Global clinical research firm Charles River Laboratories is expanding its operations in the East of Scotland with the opening of a new administrative office at Heriot-Watt Research Park in Edinburgh. The move marks a significant milestone in the company's growth strategy, enhancing its presence in one of Scotland's leading hubs for scientific research and innovation.

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Securing Clearwater House: A Strategic Location

Brian Bathgate, Corporate Senior Vice President of Charles River, expressed his satisfaction with securing Clearwater House for the expansion. The strategic location at Heriot-Watt Research Park will support the company's recruitment efforts and align with its operational requirements. This proactive approach by Clearwater Estates reflects their commitment to meeting the needs of tenants within specified timeframes.

Partnership with Consensus Capital: Driving Success

Mark Emlick, Chairman of Consensus Capital, highlights the firm's delight in contributing to the success of Heriot-Watt Research Park. As one of Scotland's premier science parks, Heriot-Watt Research Park is poised to become a key hub for scientific and technological research in the UK.

Exploring Heriot-Watt Research Park

Covering 120 acres, Heriot-Watt Research Park is the largest science park in the Scottish capital, with plans for significant expansion. Current tenants focus on a range of activities including research, development, design, engineering, training, and prototyping. The park's growth reflects its status as a thriving center for innovation and collaboration.

Curating Conversations: Art and Design

Throughout the property, Nicky Murray incorporates artwork by renowned artists such as Russell Young, Guido Mocafico, and Picasso, adding depth and personality to the space. The inclusion of edgy artwork creates focal points and sparks conversations, enhancing the overall ambiance of the home.

Transforming Clearwater House: A Comprehensive Refurbishment

Clearwater House, formerly vacated by SEPA, has undergone a comprehensive refurbishment to provide flexible office and lab space. Stewart McMillan, Associate at Cushman and Wakefield, commends Mark Emlick's vision in delivering high-quality accommodation tailored to the needs of occupiers. Charles River's tenancy marks the first letting at Clearwater House following the refurbishment project.

Strategic Location and Amenities

Situated within Heriot-Watt Research Park and University Campus, Clearwater House offers convenient access to major transportation routes including the M8 and Edinburgh City Bypass. The park boasts excellent transport links, sports facilities, conference centres, and business services, making it an ideal location for companies seeking to thrive in a dynamic research environment.

Available Space at Clearwater House

The ground floor of Clearwater House, spanning 22,000 sq ft, is currently available for lease. This flexible office and lab accommodation can be leased as a whole or to multiple tenants, offering opportunities for businesses to establish a presence in this vibrant scientific community.

Driving Innovation at Heriot-Watt Research Park

Charles River's expansion at Heriot-Watt Research Park underscores the park's status as a premier destination for scientific research and innovation. With Clearwater House poised to accommodate the needs of forward-thinking companies, the collaboration between Charles River, Consensus Capital, and Clearwater Estates sets the stage for continued growth and success in Scotland's scientific landscape.

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