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Aitken Turnbull set for Edinburgh townhouse move

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May 18 2015

Aitken Turnbull set for Edinburgh townhouse move
Aitken Turnbull Architects have purchased an Edinburgh townhouse to serve as their new head office following a city-wide hunt for space.

Currently based in rented accommodation at Duddingston House the practice settled on the 2,545sq/ft B-listed mid-terrace property at 5 castle Street for expansion, acquiring it from Caledonia Youth for £500k.

Boasting views to Edinburgh Castle across four floors the traditional property sits within the city’s Exchange District office quarter.

Director Alasdair Rankin commented: “We are delighted to have secured this wonderfully located new office as a key part of the strategic development of our practice.”

Ryden acted as agent for the sale.

7 Comments

visitor
#1 Posted by visitor on 18 May 2015 at 15:52 PM
Quiet week at UR?
m is for mungo
#2 Posted by m is for mungo on 19 May 2015 at 14:24 PM
In other news: Edinburgh Architect buys sandwich from different shop. A strange twist of fate led to an exciting discovery for Edinburgh based architect Jennifer Jennerson. Miss Jennerson takes up the story; "I was running late so I parked the car down a street closer to the office than my usual space round the back of a friends flat. When I returned to feed the meter I noticed a small shop I had not been in. I popped in and bought a sandwich, a ploughman's which I know is high risk due to the potential of moisture build up between the cheese and impermeable lettuce layer, creating the potential for interstitial condensation. But then, nothing ventured nothing gained!"
Miss Jennerson is still to eat the sandwich due to a submission being brought forward to this afafternoon, however we will keep you informed of any and all exciting updates as they occur.
visitor
#3 Posted by visitor on 19 May 2015 at 14:34 PM
An address would be helpful!
The Bairn
#4 Posted by The Bairn on 19 May 2015 at 15:28 PM
I don't think Jennifer gives out her address.
Rumour has it she also stumbled upon a new bakers who do lovely Eccles cakes.
modernish
#5 Posted by modernish on 19 May 2015 at 15:35 PM
@#2 - I'm on the edge of my seat, wondering if that ploughman's gamble paid off? It's a hell of a risk but if the pickle ratio is just right it might really pay off!
m is for mungo
#6 Posted by m is for mungo on 20 May 2015 at 14:04 PM
Breaking news: Edinburgh Architect eats sandwich. Miss Jennifer Jennerson, 32, Edinburgh, has eaten the ploughman's sandwich bought from a previously untried shop. Unfortunately testing of the cheese to lettuce to pickle theory has proved inconclusive as said sandwich spent the night in the fridge following a Cad error resulting in much of the mornings work being lost. This has resulted in false moisture readings and temperature fluctuations between the pickle and lettuce layer. What is conclusive however is that a tomato should only be located adjacent to the bread when a suitably spread cover of margarine is applied as a separation layer. It is anticipated that similar results would be achieved using butter. Miss Jennerson stated "I can't really voice for the quality as it was a bit fridgy and I was operating on 3 hours sleep and 12 cups of instant coffee when I ate it. I think it was OK?. When pressed on why Miss Jennerson does not appear on the Architects Register she responded "that's just a clerical error which I'm sure will be sorted out soon. Can we go back to discussing the sandwich?".
Big Chantelle's Pallette
#7 Posted by Big Chantelle's Pallette on 20 May 2015 at 14:10 PM
The bloody cheese and pickle lovin' modernist sandwich brigade will not be happy until the whole of the sandwich market is flooded with fancy fillings.

Why cant they be happy with a traditional sandwich of mud and plague?

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