Cowiesburn announced as new managing agent for Eskmills; office hub in Musselburgh

Cowiesburn – an Edinburgh-based firm of specialist commercial property managers – has been apointed to provide property management services to Eskmills’ portfolio of out of town workspaces in Musselburgh.

Eskmills has announced 15 new deals over the past 6 months and reported an increased interest as business owners look for a hub concept to allow growth and also flexibility to work from home as they relocate from city centres.

Cowiesburn will provide their specialist intuitive cloud-based ‘live’ property management system that enables property owners to see what is happening in front of them from anywhere in the world. The system frees up more time enabling Cowiesburn to look after Eskmills’ occupiers.

The specialist firm of property managers has undergone major expansion over the last two years, now with offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Manchester. 

Donald Simpson, founder of Cowiesburn, says: “Our focus is 100 per cent on property management, to deliver a friendly hands-on approach on all aspects from financial to estate management. We are experiencing strong growth with several new client wins this year already and 10 new instructions starting between now and the end of 2020. We continue to expand our team of specialists across our offices. We are excited to be part of Eskmills’ energetic team that is helping businesses to succeed at this demanding time.”

Oliver Stephen, Managing Director of Colonnade Group, the investor behind Eskmills, says: “We are delighted to announce that we have appointed Cowiesburn to join our team. They are specialists who combine first-class friendly service with expert knowledge and experience. With Cowiesburn’s input, we are already finding ways to better support our clients. Despite the challenges since the start of lockdown, we have completed 15 letting deals for new space at Eskmills as our client companies grow.

“New members of the Eskmills community include TaxOne, Gray Wolf Consulting, Kelvin Lighting, BINAP, MJW Mortgages and ADV Holdings. They have been attracted by the beautiful campus environment – a 150-year-old former fishing net factory – our flexible leasing terms and excellent transport connections.

“They have come to join success stories like Allegro Microsystems, a designer of microchips used in 30 per cent-plus of cars on roads, and IDI, a leading online education company: both of whom have grown at Eskmills over the last 20 years, moving several times into bigger offices and recruiting large teams.”

A key part of Musselburgh’s history, the 150-year-old former fishing net factory at Eskmills was acquired by Colonnade Group in 2016. As a hub for businesses it is home to over 50 companies who collectively employ more than 500 people in industries as diverse as technology, finance, and charity to creative, engineering, construction, and energy businesses.