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SNP and The Sun to be good neighbours

April 30 2008

The Scottish National Party and News International, publishers of The Sun, have been named as prospective future tenants of Gordon Lamb House, a new office development recently completed by 3DReid, according to a company statement. The building is sited on a gap site in the historic centre of Edinburgh.

The 12,000sqft development, for client Keiller (Edinburgh) Ltd, is located close to the Scottish Parliament and incorporates the contemporary use of zinc cladding and rendered wall panels intended to create a high quality aesthetic.

“We have built right up to the plot boundary despite the proximity of adjacent buildings (whilst providing natural ventilation and maximising glazed openings permissible by the Scottish Building Regulations). This required a thorough understanding of the Building Standards and in depth discussions with Building Control,” said Euan McLaren, Project Architect at 3DReid.

“We moved all of the circulation and services (WC's etc) to the North of the building in a very efficient and clearly visible core as opposed to positioning the core in the centre of the plan as is more common. This provided the largest office floor plates possible.”

The top floor is stepped back both to respect adjacent properties, provide a roof terrace for the fourth floor offices, which will enjoy views of Salisbury Crags to the South, and to break down the overall mass of the building.

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