Say goodbye to conventional offices and hello to a flexible workspace in Scotland’s capital.
Just a ten-minute drive north from the gothic heart of the city centre, you’ll find Leith, one of the most dynamic areas of Edinburgh today.
Steeped in history with a spirited present and a bright future, Leith is a port district on the Firth of Forth that is less about salty sea dogs and more about exciting start-ups these days. The 1982 regeneration kept the period properties whilst kicking off a boom that has seen marina developments, Manhattan-style loft apartments and great local businesses become the norm.
But you don’t have to live in Leith to love being part of this community.
The former bonded warehouse at Commercial Quay is a landmark development that plays host to the shared offices and flexible workspace of Clockwise Edinburgh, your new home, for work.
Retaining the original features thanks to Commercial Quay’s category A listing, the building has bags of charm, seamlessly blending old and new with a state-of-the-art interior.
Without the huge upfront investment that comes along with traditional office rentals, businesses of all sizes looking for flexible workspace or even meeting room hire in Edinburgh can take advantage of a range of memberships that include:
- High-speed wifi throughout.
- Ergonomic chairs and standing desks
- Considered design to support different working patterns.
- Meeting rooms, a podcasting room and an events space.
- Breakout areas, kitchenettes and club lounges.
- A curated programme boasting a range of events from networking to wellbeing sessions.
The lunchtime and after work options on-site are great too with both a cafe and an on-site microbrewery for that well-earned pint after a day of deep work – not bad for a shared office space.
And if your search for drinks, food or a bit of culture happens to take you a little further afield, then Leith itself has just as much to offer on the drinking, dining and doing front.
Here are just a few of the Clockwise Edinburgh team’s favourites:
- Cafe Marmalade- A gluten intolerance is no barrier to a fantastic breakfast here alongside some of the best shortbread in the area. With a great selection of vegan options and nut milk for coffee, Cafe Marmalade is an inclusive cafe with an excellent reputation.
- Fishers– Located in a 17th-century watchtower (!), Fishers is dripping with awards for its fish-focused casual fine dining. Got a client to woo? A booking here is a great place to start.
- Royal Yacht Britannia – Voted ‘Best UK attraction’ by Which magazine, this floating palace is virtually on the doorstep of Clockwise Edinburgh and perfect for a mental break with some tea and cake on hectic working days.
- Roseleaf– Brunch, dinner or drinks – go for the Low Road Eggs Benedict and stay for the Sticky Toffee Pudding. This cosy little bar & restaurant serves seasonal and locally-sourced produce in style.
- Teuchters Landing – For those who know their whisky from their whiskey, this classic Highland eatery not only dishes up traditional fare like neeps & tatties or Cullen Skink with a wide variety of Scottish cask beers and spirits, but does so in an old steamboat waiting room.
Located in the heart of the Shore area, Clockwise Edinburgh is, in the words of member Wee Blue Coo, ‘great for the self-employed looking for a space outside of the home or for a smaller company needing modern amenities without major investment.’
Looking for a flexible workspace? Get in touch to discover how you can become part of this vibrant work community by renting a shared office on Leith’s Commercial Quay.