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March 24 2017

Refurbishment of Edinburgh’s largest office building completes
Edinburgh’s largest office building, the 64,000sq/ft One Lochrin Square, has been re-opened following an extensive overhaul to make it more appealing to tech occupiers. Overseen by Michael Laird Architects on behalf of UBS Management the speculative project saw the former Scotmid HQ stripped back to a shell on the ground floor in order to create ‘attic-style’ floorspace with four upper floors finished in a more conventional manner.

Toby Withall, office agency partner at Knight Frank, said: “In the context of a market where new or refurbished Grade A product is fast diminishing and occupier interest is increasing, this new offering is set to benefit and ensure there is prime stock for the more diverse range of active occupiers in the market.”

JLL director Craig Watson, added: “One Lochrin Square’s owners have seized the opportunity to reposition the property within Edinburgh’s changing business landscape by providing an open plan finish which has never been speculatively delivered before in the city.” Office letting sin the technology, media and telecoms sectors surged in Edinburgh over the course of 2016, accounting for close to a third of all transactions.
Loft-style accommodation has been specified to lure Edinburgh's technology firms
Loft-style accommodation has been specified to lure Edinburgh's technology firms

3 Comments

Nick Findlay-Coulson
#1 Posted by Nick Findlay-Coulson on 26 Mar 2017 at 08:57 AM
Loft style = remove ceiling

Why tech companies love looking at vast pipes above their heads remains a mystery to me. But then I'm middle aged, and don't have tattoos or a big Edwardian style beard. So, what do I know?
dave the detailer
#2 Posted by dave the detailer on 27 Mar 2017 at 13:52 PM
#1 apparently the new term for it is de-furbishment. wtf?
Terra
#3 Posted by Terra on 31 Mar 2017 at 18:35 PM
I think the conceptual jist of it is "what lies beneath", "inner workings of things" and that the industrial aesthetic is more interesting than tiles. That's my take and I tend to agree.

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