The owner of a Musselburgh business campus has appointed a new letting agent to “further grow” its community.

Oliver Stephen, who owns Eskmills, has appointed Allied Surveyors Scotland to work alongside existing agent Cuthbert White to source and secure tenants for the heritage site.

Last year, the campus completed 27 deals, including lettings to Edinburgh Gas and Renewables, and Gensource. Eskmills is the first office site for both businesses.

Mr Stephen said: “We are currently running at 90 per cent occupancy, but we are eager to add to the 500 people who already work here enjoying the great amenities, facilities and transport connectivity.

“Allied Surveyors are very well known across East Lothian so we hope their expertise and connections will assist us in our quest to further grow the Eskmills community.”

The campus has a range of flexible office suites measuring from 140sq ft to 4,000sq ft across its Hercules House, Stuart House and Archibald Hope House buildings.

It also provides an onsite restaurant, gym, bakery and conference centre.

Iain Mercer, Allied Surveyors Scotland director of commercial agency (east), said: “At 105,000sq ft of lettable space, Eskmills accounts for around 15 per cent of East Lothian’s office stock, so we are delighted to be on board and look forward to adding value to the team’s efforts.”

Allied Surveyors Scotland plc currently has 32 offices in Scotland and employs about 140 people.

It is one of Scotland’s largest independent firms of chartered surveyors.

Eskmills dates back to 1812, when its factory complex was once the world’s largest manufacturer of fishing nets. The site closed in 1979 and fell into disrepair, until the Victorian core of the complex was restored and converted into business space by new owners in the 1980s.