Livingston is the largest town in West Lothian, attracting a mix of small businesses and large, well-known organisations to the office space in the town. As this area continues to evolve and grow, it increasingly provides options for shopping and dining, as well as brilliant transport connections for professionals.
One of the biggest factors in the success and growth of Livingston is its prime location, just 15 miles from the cultural hub of Edinburgh and 40 minutes by car from Glasgow, making it ideal for commuters. The huge shopping centre and designer outlet here has also helped boost the economy as one of the main attractions in the area.
Livingston was once a key shale oil area until as late as the early 1900s. From the 1960s, Livingston attracted pharmaceutical and technology companies, resulting in the area forming a major part of Scotland’s Silicon Glen. Several multi-national companies still have factories in this area, along with a number of contact centres, employers in the retail sector and healthcare companies. Its close proximity to major cities in Scotland makes it a prime spot for business premises.
Office Space in Livingston
Livingston offers multiple offices in different sizes to suit businesses and teams both large and small. Flexible contract terms and the option for serviced or managed offices allow companies to find premises that perfectly suit their requirements while benefitting from great facilities, professional environments and brilliant transport connections.
Contemporary, spacious and bright offices can be found in the heart of Livingston. For companies with staff who drive to and from the office, there are offices available in this area with on-site car parks. Car parks are also available throughout the town including the designer outlets and shopping centres – perfect if you are stopping by on your lunch break.
The town is situated just 15 miles west of Edinburgh and 30 miles east of Glasgow, less than an hour away by car. The area is surrounded by Broxburn and Bathgate, with the River Almond running through it.
One of the main benefits of renting office space in Livingston is the excellent connections it provides. The A899 connects the town to the rest of the north via the M8, while the two railway stations here make it easy to access Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Buses in Livingston are regular, and the central bus terminal is conveniently located between the two main shopping centres in the centre of the town. For flights to the rest of the UK and abroad, Edinburgh Airport is just 20 minutes’ drive away.
Food and Shopping
There are three major shopping centres in Livingston, as well as another three retail parks and local stores dotted throughout the town, providing ample choice for office workers in this area. Many of the restaurants here are popular chains, such as Café Nero, Subway and Pizza Express, making it easy to find affordable food and drinks, whether it’s an after-work meal, a quick bite on your lunch break or a coffee stop before work.