We spoke to a few to see how they are finding life at Pure. Here is what some of them said:-
David Fraser is a Director with ClearTaxation, which provides advice to expatriate US citizens living in the UK. He said:
“We were in more traditional offices just off Charlotte Square, but the biggest drawback was internet connectivity. We couldn’t get access to fibre due to the cobbled streets. With video conferencing now an everyday requirement this wasn’t sustainable for us. With PURE, ultra-fast fibre is part of the offering and while most of our team are working remotely it’s been an amazing change. Further to that the location means we won’t miss the central location, because the tram is at the front door and we can be in town in minutes.”
Carl Elmen of Elmen Consultants, which uses software and hardware to “stress-test” semiconductor chips used in electrical goods, said:
“We’ve only moved from down the road, but were drawn by the value and the quality. Pure has offered us a flexible contract and they’ve been a breath of fresh air compared to other providers who hook you on a deal and then force price hikes onto you. Where we’ve been used to spartan facilities and cheap fittings, we now have top quality, interior designed spaces. While paying the same we’ve gone from a Travelodge to The Sheraton!”
Will Davies, CEO of NiTech Solutions, which manufactures chemical process equipment for the pharmaceutical industry, said:
“We spun out from Heriot Watt in 2004 and have become a dispersed business with people working all over the world. Our space at Edinburgh Park is NiTech’s global HQ. We were attracted by the modern, funky building with great facilities. We’re focused on our technical work and want an all-inclusive service – so we’re not worrying about an office’s upkeep.”
Centre Manager Yolanda Wringe said
“It has been a pleasure welcoming the new customers to the centre over recent weeks and I am so pleased they are happy with their choice of office and are enjoying the amenities we provide. I am looking forward to welcoming many more customers, choosing to make Pure Offices their home”
Spanning more than 33,000 square feet, Pure Offices at Edinburgh Park consists of 90 serviced office suites, meeting rooms and modern lounges across three floors – and follows a comprehensive redesign.
Occupiers moving into Pure Offices Edinburgh Park will benefit from the support of an on-site team who take care of running the centre, providing excellent service. All the offices have “plug and play” internet, with ultra-fast fibre broadband connectivity, on-site parking – and unmatched transport links from the tram line, and close proximity to the M8, city bypass and airport.
The refit has seen the building gutted and rebuilt, with a new entranceway designed and wayfinding “trail” from the tram stop and 3 impressive business lounges. Individual office suites can fit teams from one to 100 in size.