New Waverley UK government hub handed over
June 13 2019
New Waverley developer Artisan Real Estate has handed over a key element of its masterplan for the area around d Edinburgh’s Waverley Station with completion of a UK government hub.
Located within the Old Town World Heritage site the development provides 190,000sq/ft of floor space within two interlinked office buildings clad in Stanton Moor buff sandstone.
Designed by Allan Murray Architects the space will provide a home to 3,000 civil servants when fully occupied next spring, when staff will be able to enjoy a landscaped roof terrace offering panoramic views across the Waverley Valley.
Artisan property director Clive Wilding said: “Place-making was at the heart of our plans for this iconic site from the very beginning. With the UK Government Edinburgh Hub at its heart, I am confident that we are delivering what we have set out to achieve – a vibrant community for people to work, rest, and enjoy.”
Shane McCullagh, contracts director at main contractor McAleer & Rushe added: “This landmark building is a stand out project for McAleer & Rushe, demonstrating the highest quality and our largest design & build office completed to date.”
Elsewhere work continues on the delivery of 66 homes, 11,000sq/ft of retail and 59 underground parking spaces as part of the £200m masterplan.