Morris Leslie to establish business centre and head office at former Famous Grouse building
Perthshire-based plant hire firm Morris Leslie has acquired the former Edrington building to relocate its head office.
The facility at West Kinfauns, known locally as the Famous Grouse building, will also form a new business centre for local companies looking to expand or organisations considering relocating.
Once occupied by Morris Leslie head office staff, the rest of the flexible office space and conference facilities, including an auditorium with state of the art technology, will be available to the rental market.
Morris Leslie’s group operations director, Graham Ogilvie, said: “The local area has a scarcity of really high quality office space and this building will offer companies a range of flexible spaces, within its overall 30,000 sq ft footprint.
“We expect the office space to be highly sought after with the building’s unique history, fabulous setting and modern interiors, by both local companies looking for an upgrade on their current offices and businesses based further afield looking to relocate to capitalise on Perth and Dundee’s improving economic standing.”
It is believed that when it was built in 1998 by Highland Distillers, the building was the most expensive office block in all of Scotland.
Morris Leslie, the group’s managing director, said the building will now be named Caledonian House.
He added: “This site was formerly the home of Caledonian Tractors, the most northerly CAT dealer in UK and of course Caledonian is the old Latin word for Scotland and relates well to our rich heritage as a Scottish company operating independently since 1974 in the plant hire and sales industry.
“We are delighted to be able to extend our property portfolio with such a fantastic building and look forward to relocating our team to what is a befitting home for our national and global operations.”