Norton Park office complex opened in 1998 after being purchased by the Albion Trust and redeveloped to provide high quality, affordable office accommodation for the voluntary sector, mainly social welfare charities, in Edinburgh.
Conversion provided 30,000 square feet of office space over 3 floors and today Norton Park houses 25 charities that collectively employ over 350 staff and accommodate a stream of around 2000 visitors per month.
This has enabled not only the sharing of experiences and resources between the different charities, helping to foster a synergy of approach and action but also increased social, environmental and community benefits in the area.
Click to view the benefits of being a Norton Park tenant
- A fully accessible building
- 24 hour access, 365 days a year
- Reception services from 09:00 – 17:30, Monday – Friday
- 3 fully equipped communal kitchens housing sink, fridge/freezer and microwave
- Fully equipped Conference Hall, Training Suite and 10 meeting/interview rooms
- Mail and photocopying services
- Janitorial services
- Building maintenance
- Telephone call logging system
- Car park with high proportion of reserved disabled spaces
- Extensive secure bicycle parking
- 24-hour voice mail, utilities and maintenance
- Flexible individual and group offices
- Leases which are renewable every 6 years, with a 6 month break clause
- Communal broadband link offering fast and fixed cost e-mail and internet access
The units in Norton Park vary in size from 200 sq. ft. to 2100sq ft. Several have private self-contained meeting space; most are open plan. There is a high demand for affordable, serviced and accessible accommodation in Edinburgh and we receive many requests.
If you would like to join the waiting list please request this in writing, with details of your organisation’s activities and your space requirements (in desk spaces or sq ft).
In order that your organisation is considered for a tenancy at Norton Park it is important that the allocations criteria is adhered to.
Applicants will normally be required to:
- Be registered charities or groups established for charitable purpose with a view to obtaining charitable status in the future.
- Be organisations directly involved in direct service provision: this would normally exclude forums and co-ordinating bodies.
- Be engaged in activities promoting social welfare.
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- Be committed to contributing to the Norton Park project by entering into co-operative and collaborative working arrangements with other Norton Park occupiers.
- Recognise that any function or activity undertaken with Norton Park should be sympathetic to the needs and requirements of other occupiers, for example, support or advice services and prearranged meetings etc.