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BAM & Hermes greenlight speculative Edinburgh office build

October 12 2017

BAM & Hermes greenlight speculative Edinburgh office build
Edinburgh has been given a vote of confidence by BAM Properties and Hermes Investment Management, with the decision to green light to a 122,000sq/ft speculative office build in the city’s Exchange district.

Delivery of Capital Square will begin later this month at the junction of Morrison Street and Lothian Road, providing eight floors of Grade A accommodation for 1,400 workers by 2020 in what would be the largest speculative development currently underway in the city.

Dougie Peters, managing director, BAM Properties, said, “The city continues to suffer from a lack of Grade A supply with strong demand from occupiers for new space. We have a great partner and project team in place providing us with all the right ingredients to undertake a speculative development of this quality.”

Planning permission for the Hurd Rolland designed block was granted in 2015 including private south facing gardens and rooftop terraces.


#1 Posted by Daniel on 12 Oct 2017 at 14:27 PM
So presumably this is going over the car park there at the moment?

That's a tight site.
#2 Posted by Andy on 13 Oct 2017 at 09:10 AM
#1. I believe they're demolishing the disused 'Sky Park' that lies directly behind 60 Morrison Street. The new build will sit on this site, as well as a portion of the outdoor car park.
#3 Posted by Daniel on 13 Oct 2017 at 11:27 AM
#2 - thanks for the clarification, I had no idea that was even there!

News story for those interested
#4 Posted by alibi on 13 Oct 2017 at 20:18 PM
Edinburgh doesn't need a vote of confidence thank you very much. From Bams or otherwise.
#5 Posted by Stylecouncil on 15 Oct 2017 at 21:35 PM
Completely out of scale with context...double height mega frame mounting the rear of the now diminutive Morrison St office. Crass description for an equally crass architectural approach. Perhaps they should increase the height of the token topiary to hide the error in judgement.

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