Our plans will deliver a high quality, sustainable office building that will contribute to the regeneration of this part of the city, as well as providing much sought after office.
The proposed offices will provide easy to access office space and support the growth of office space in the capital. Edinburgh’s growing popularity as a tourist destination has created a shortfall of office space in the city in recent years.
Research from Savills Estate Agents has shown that while office take-up in Edinburgh in 2018 totalled 950,000 sq ft there was decline compared to 2017 (1.04 million sq ft) which the firm attributes to a lack of good quality, city centre office supply.
Our proposals will include:
- Circa 20,000sqft characterful office space.
- Potential for publically accessible café and co-working space to animate existing courtyard to Old Tolbooth Wynd, enhancing occupants and visitors experience of building.
- Potential for co-working space recognises increased prevalence of such methods of working, offering the opportunity to accommodate both SMEs and freelancers and cultivate a positive collaborative working environment.
- Dedicated secure cycle storage and shower facilities.
- Language of proposed design a contemporary take on the Scots Baronial architecture of the Old Town.
- Retention of bounding walls, existing workshop structure and remaining historical artefacts on site (horse trough, etc) maintains the story of the heritage of the site.
- Creation of new East-West route, through the site, from Old Tolbooth Wynd to Bowling Green Court enhances permeability for pedestrians.
- Opening up of lower ground floor level to Old Tolbooth Wynd animates newly created connecting route, through New Waverley, to Waverley Station.
- More positive engagement with surrounding closes and courts helps contribute to alleviation of anti-social behaviour in the area, through improved passive surveillance.’