52 Thistle Street

Fully Fitted Retail Unit
To Let / May Sell
Excellent City Centre Location

Ground/Mezz/First Floor: 1,171 sq ft
Rent: Offers over £30,000 pa

Thistle Street is located in the heart of Edinburgh City Centre and is a popular location, comprising a mixture of retail, office, residential and restaurant uses. The premises are located on the south side of Thistle Street and sit in the middle of the block linked by Hanover Street and Frederick Street. Thistle Street is a popular independent retail parade running parallel to George Street and offers a boutique environment for shopping, cafe, bars and restaurants. Nearby occupiers include Noto, Thistle Street bar, The Bon Vivant, ALC and Macintyres Hair & Beauty.

Description & Accommodation

The premises comprise a prominent retail unit within a Category B listed building situated over four levels with direct rear service access and an egress point on Thistle Street South West Lane.  Internally the premises are fully fitted and provide an excellent opportunity for an occupier to trade with minimal fit out costs or use the excellent condition to introduce their own shop fit. The premises are arranged over the ground, mezzanine, first and basement levels and comprise the following approximate net internal areas:
Ground Floor (Sales): 381 sq ft / 35.42 sqm
Mezzanine (Sales): 407 sq ft / 37.77 sqm
First Floor (Sales): 383 sq ft / 35.54 sqm
Basement/Storage: 296 sq ft / 27.5 sqm
Total: 1,467 sq ft (136.28 sqm)

The first floor could potentially be removed from the demise to suit a smaller occupational requirement.


The premises are available by way of a new FRI lease from February 2023.

Rent / Price

Rental offers in excess of £30,000 pa are invited.  Sale price on application.


Rateable Value: £21,300
UBR (2022/23): £0.498
Rates Payable: £10,607 pa

Planning / EPC

The premises benefit from having Class 1 consent. Other uses would be available subject to obtaining change of use from the local planning authority.  The premises have an EPC rating of F.

Legal Costs

Each party to be responsible for their own legal and professional costs incurred in this transaction.  For the avoidance of doubt the ingoing tenant will be responsible for Land & Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT), registration dues and any VAT payable thereon.

Anti-Money Laundering Regulations

In order to comply with anti-money laundering legislation, the successful tenant will be required to provide certain identification documents. The required documents will be requested at the relevant time.


52 Thistle Street
Viewing strictly by appointment through ORINSEN

Andy Bain
T. 0131 374 1117
M. 07770 524 977

Charlotte Young
T. 0131 374 1118
M. 07825 167 883

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Published 30.09.20

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