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Allied Surveyors Scotland helps Ivanhoe Caledonian ink deal on 15,000 sq ft premises

5a Seafield Road, Edinburgh

Allied Surveyors Scotland is pleased to announce the acquisition of 15,000 sq ft of industrial space on behalf of Ivanhoe Caledonian – Edinburgh’s last remaining commercial printing business.

Ivanhoe will occupy the premises at 5a Seafield Road in Edinburgh on a 8-year sub-lease from Whyte & Mackay at an undisclosed rent. 

The company, formed in 2017 following the merger of two older printing businesses, has retained their existing premises at Eskmills in Musselburgh and will operate across both sites.

The additional space will support Ivanhoe’s expansion plans which include the creation of new jobs, the purchase of a 6 colour B1 printing press and multiple pieces of print finishing equipment.

“We conducted a thorough market-wide search for Ivanhoe and these premises at Seafield will provide our client with the required growth space, less than 5 miles from their current premises,” said Allied Surveyors’ director of commercial agency (east), Iain Mercer.

Funding of £1.6 million, including a Scottish Enterprise grant, was secured by Ivanhoe to support the expansion drive.

Ivanhoe Caledonian director, Keith Cockburn, said: “We are looking to double in size by 2023 and have identified future growth opportunities thanks to our loyal customer base and our diversification into the paper and card packaging market.

“This market is seeing significant growth in Scotland due to Scotland’s strong food and drink export companies looking to shorten their global supply chains, and also turn away from plastic packaging towards more sustainable packaging.”

Whyte and Mackay was represented by Colliers.

Coverage of this story:

The Scotsman

The Herald

Project Scotland

About the author

Iain Mercer BA, AssocRICS

Iain is a Director of Allied Surveyors Scotland plc and opened the firm's first east coast commercial agency in April 2018.  With nearly 20 years' experience of the Scottish market, he has become a tenacious deal maker covering the Lothians, Scottish Borders and Perth & Kinross regions. In August 2020 he became an Associate of RICS. 

In his spare time he is a freelance writer, enjoys running and is also a qualified youth football coach with Haddington Athletic where he coaches an under-14 team. 

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