Boost for Elgin as former bank is reinvented as Business Centre

Caledonian House - state of the art business facilities.
Caledonian House – state of the art business facilities.

ELGIN TOWN CENTRE has received another much needed boost with the completion of work on a former landmark bank building that has transformed it into a new serviced business centre.

Locally based property development firm Gairland LLP are behind the project that has seen ten design-led workspaces being made available for let in the town.

Caledonian House lay empty for several years – but by early 2017 the building will reopen following the two-year restoration project. The historical importance of the building was underlined during the project when accounts of the Burghead Town Council from 1901 to 1970 were unearthed during the work.

Also found was ledgers from the former Rothes Town Council dating back over 100 years.

Abigail Dempster from Gairland LLP, said: “We are delighted to announce that Caledonian House is available for pre-let and give people a first-look of the layout of this flagship project. Importantly, we are glad to return this historic building to use on a prime location on Elgin High Street.

“We know that first impressions count, that’s why our philosophy behind the project has been to create beautiful workspaces for ambitious clients. With a focus on design and heritage, Caledonian House has been carefully restored and renovated in keeping with its 170-year history as a landmark in Moray’s administrative centre.

“Technology driven and championing energy efficiency at every turn, the ten workspaces available are designed for organisations looking for an impressive northern outpost with the highest standard of connectivity.

“With period features, exposed stone walls, grand staircases, and impressive views over Elgin, Caledonian House sets the right tone for businesses large and small – from the freelance practitioner looking for a home for their business, to the local industry leader in search of office space which reflects their values and aspirations.”

Space in the new building is being offered for monthly rental starting at £375 which includes heating, electricity and use of the building’s superfast internet connection.

Caledonian House champions a smart working environment with a network of z-wave sensors in every office to turn off the lights and heating when not in the office, keeping energy use to a minimum but also ensuring security at night notifying a member of the business centre team of any unusual activity.

All workspaces are set behind a secure entry system on the ground floor. Each workspace is fitted with a touch screen intercom allowing you to see who is in the lobby using a one-way camera.

Further information on the new office space can be found online where a copy of the Caledonian House Brochure can also be downloaded.

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