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Tenants line up for ‘de-furbished’ Calton Hill office space

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April 26 2018

Tenants line up for ‘de-furbished’ Calton Hill office space
Chris Stewart Group have welcomed tenants to a 38,000sq/ft of office space at Blenheim Place, Edinburgh, after repurposing a tired 1980s commercial building – retaining features such as stone, concrete and lead in the process.

Greenside is arranged over five floors and backing onto Calton Hill the space ISA-designed space offers a ‘de-furbished’ finish following a complete overhaul by GHI Contracts in just nine months.

Fintech firm Nucleus Financial occupies 50% of the resulting space, specifying an amphitheatre staircase to connect different levels, top lit by a newly installed skylight.

Retained fabric of the original office building has been overlaid with charred and treated douglas fir timber fins and vertical panels as well as steel overcladding, revealing the original concrete 'waffle' ceilings emphasised by feature lighting and a newly enlarged reception.

Chris Stewart, CEO of Chris Stewart Group, commented: “Blenheim House, as it was originally known, was a tired and inefficient office building when we bought it in mid-2016. We knew it had potential and I’m delighted with the completed building, now known as Greenside.”

Greenside won the refurbished/recycled workspace category at the British Council for Offices awards.
Feature lighting brings the rich materials to life
Feature lighting brings the rich materials to life
New glazing maximises views to Calton Hill
New glazing maximises views to Calton Hill

2 Comments

Stephen
#1 Posted by Stephen on 26 Apr 2018 at 17:19 PM
This is good news - the building has always worked well in the context of Playfair's scheme.
Terra
#2 Posted by Terra on 29 May 2018 at 06:20 AM
pretty nice!

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