St Andrew’s First Aid secures new Edinburgh training centre

Leading property consultant CBRE has announced the sale of 12 Dock Place, Leith to St Andrew’s First Aid (advised by Jones Lang LaSalle). The property, which is of sandstone construction and comprises 3,786 sq ft of quality open plan office accommodation, is prominently situated in the heart of Leith on the corner of Commercial Street and Dock Place. The building benefits from excellent local amenities with numerous restaurants, bars and cafes located nearby. In addition Ocean Terminal shopping centre and leisure complex is in close proximity.

Camille Casey from CBRE who acted for the sellers said: “Leith is a thriving area for commercial property and we received a number of enquiries about this building, demonstrating the demand that exists for the location.”

Craig Watson from Jones Lang LaSalle who acted for St Andrew’s First Aid added: “It was difficult to find the correction location for the new St Andrew’s First Aid training venue which could meet their demanding criteria. However, we were delighted to recommend 12 Dock Place which is seen as a new vibrant location and will provide the organisation with an opportunity to tailor the premises to their exact requirements”.

The sale represents a relocation of St Andrew’s First Aid’s training centre, which is currently based on Torphichen Street. St Andrew’s First Aid will move into the property in 2013.

Stuart Callison, Chief Executive, of St Andrew’s First Aid commented: “Despite the fact that many other major charities are having to cut staff and services, St Andrew’s First Aid has ambitious plans to raise public awareness of the importance of a good knowledge of first aid, and to recruit new members to its team of volunteer first aiders, a familiar sight at events all across Scotland (such as T in the Park). Once it comes on stream in 2013, Dock Place will provide a more modern setting for our commercial activities, which go a long way to funding our charity work and provide room for future growth.”

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