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New Waverley revisit flagship Edinburgh office build

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September 13 2017

New Waverley revisit flagship Edinburgh office build
New Waverley are pressing ahead with an Allan Murray Architects designed office development at New Street, Edinburgh, following a commitment by the UK civil service to lease 190,000sq/ft of space.

A revised planning application calls for a reconfiguration of the approved space to meet government requirements to house 2,900 staff entailing a number of minor updates. This includes additional office floorspace at level four and a revised ‘bridge link’ connecting north and south elements of the scheme will be reduced in width.

The project will otherwise remain largely identical to the scheme consented in 2014 with natural natural sandstone walling, dark zinc roofing and cladding panels, glass balustrading, green roof coverings and high-pressure laminate timber cladding panels.

In a statement the architects observed: “To meet the Government Property Unit’s requirements there is a need to reconfigure the office accommodation at level four. This detailed planning application is submitted to bring forward the reconfigured offices.

“While the proposed office building will remain largely as consented, it has been judged that the changes are material and require a new application.”

Completion of the new office space is anticipated by summer 2019.

1 Comment

Philip
#1 Posted by Philip on 16 Sep 2017 at 16:33 PM
Glad to see the banal hotel building will be screened from the north. Sad to see it will be hidden by further banality. What do the expression, layout and massing of these office park style development say about their old town location...or what was there before. Why are AMA using sandstone for example?

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