The move marked the completion of an interesting project at 53- 61 George Street for which CKD Galbraith were appointed as project managers by CBRE Investors.
Pam Over, partner of CKD Galbraith and supervisor of the project, writes;
"Following our appointment as project manager we assembled a team of architects, engineers and quantity surveyors which worked together to transform an historic building with small rooms and complex floor levels into modern retail and office space. There were numerous physical and architectural constraints but we worked with Historic Scotland and were able to achieve modern shops and offices whilst retaining the essence of a period building.
The project was completed on time and substantially within the 2.5 million budget. The principal ground floor retail unit of 7,500 sqft has been let to Brook Brothers at a record rent for George Street equating to 147/sqft ITZA. We were so impressed by the upper floor offices of 7,690 sqft that we took the space ourselves.
All the space, apart from a small suite of mews offices, was let prior to practical completion. The proprietors have achieved a doubling of the investment value in their property. It has been a win, win, win outcome by the application of the skills of a creative team and a very supportive client."