Take-up of office space in Edinburgh city centre totalled 201,782 sq ft in Q1 2013, a slight decrease on the 240,602 sq ft recorded in the same period last year.
Q2 take-up levels are expected to show further improvement following an increase in enquiry levels. In Q1 alone, 62 new requirements for office space were recorded in the city centre, compared with 25 in the final three months of 2012.
The largest deal involved 36 & 38 South Gyle Crescent (26,357 sq ft) which was purchased by Napier University.
Activity in the out of town market increased in Q1 with seven deals transacted, accounting for 32.5% of the total take-up figure.
For a detailed breakdown of Q1 2013 Edinbugrh office take-up by grade, please click here or on Chart 1 to the left of this article.