The Quarry, Edinburgh, Scotland
The Henderson UK Retail Warehouse Fund (HRWF) acquired Craigleith Retail Park in January 2002 which at the time comprised 136,500 sq ft of Open A1 (non food) retail space across 9 units. The Fund introduced new tenants, Marks and Spencer Simply Food and TK Maxx to the park before acquiring an adjacent office building, Miller House, in January 2005.
The result is a 45,900 sq ft extension designed as six units. The building reached practical completion in spring 2006 and attracted keen interest from a number of quality tenants. The largest store was pre-let to Arcadia who have shop fitted the 15,000 sq ft units to accommodate their brands Burton, Wallis, Evans and Dorothy Perkins. In addition other pre-lets have been completed with Next, New Look and Clarks.
The impetus of this extension has allowed HRWF to re-brand Craigleith Retail Park as The Quarry Shopping Park. The upgrading of the car park, landscaping, street furniture and the use of banners has enabled the extension to be a natural continuation of the existing park.