Thorn House

  • Thorn House, Edinburgh
  • Thorn House, Edinburgh
  • Office space at Thorn House, Edinburgh
  • Exterior of Thorn House, Edinburgh

Thorn House in Edinburgh was purchased in February 2007 and is located on Rose Street, one of the most beautiful pedestrian streets in the City and home to specialist shops and markets and close to some of the City’s best parks.

Formerly owned by the famous Jenners Department Store, the Centre takes up the second, third and fourth floors of a striking red sandstone Victorian building above retail space that is shared by the popular record store Fopp and the Abbotsford pub. 

Just five minutes’ walk from Waverley railway station, Rose Street not only has great transport connections it is also celebrated for its many cafés, hotels, hostels and restaurants, as well boasting more bars per metre than any other street in the capital, giving Rose Street the nickname "The Amber Mile"!


  • Disabled access
  • Wi-Fi
  • Lift
  • Showers
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Communal printer
  • High speed Broadband

Work space

At Thorn House we offer open-plan work-space for all tenants in bright and sunny offices. The Centre is home to many charities – shared work-space means great working relationships in the Centre develop quickly!


All space packages include fully serviced and allow secure 24/7 access to the Centre.

What's Included

  • Rent
  • Maintenance and management
  • Utilities
  • Waste and recycling
  • Fire and security provision
  • Onsite Property Management
  • Business rates
  • Cleaning
  • VAT
  • Meeting room(s)
  • IT technical support*
  • Phone Lines and Data Connection
Thorn House benefits from the following facilities:


Prices for each of our offices vary by size, the price below is indicative – for an accurate quote please contact us

Office space is available from £788.00 + VAT (£940.00) per month for approximately 20m² or space for up to three desks.

IT support

OryxAlign provide all IT and the telephone systems ensuring that any faults or issues with regard to IT or phone system infrastructure are dealt with quickly and effectively.

*Additional ad hoc support is also available if necessary (costs may apply).

Terms & conditions

Tenants are responsible for the payment for contents insurance and public liability, phone calls and use of photocopiers and printers. 

Our contracts are really flexible - There is no fixed minimum term and tenants can give notice at any point during their contract period.

The notice period relates to the size of office you rent, and will vary from 1 – 6 months. VAT of 20% is applicable on all space and services at Thorn House. All costs shown are inclusive of services and VAT.

Rental charges include:
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Thorn House, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PR

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Centre Staff

  • Jo Newens

    Jo Newens

    Property Manager, Edinburgh
    Jo joined Ethical Property in 2014 having previously worked for an architectural practice in Central London and as Spa Manager at a luxury hotel. She volunteers with Riding for the Disabled in her spare time and runs marathons for fun.
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    Jonathan Macaskill

    Regional Manager, North and Midlands
    Jonathan joined Ethical Property in March 2016, having previously worked in a variety of senior roles for national charities, developing and managing services for people with a learning disability. Jonathan’s experience of supporting dispersed teams, across a wide geographical area, is key to managing the North and Midlands Region.