Standard Life House – 1996
This £65m project involved the construction of a new head office complex in Edinburgh at the junction of Lothian Road and the Western Approach Road. The development, to house approximately 1700 occupants, comprises two seven-storey buildings linked for operational purposes but capable of separation and future sub-letting.
The buildings were built above the Haymarket railway tunnels and required creative engineering design to release the full potential of the site. A bridging solution was devised utilising piles between and either side of the tunnels with a substantial transfer slab over. Close liaison and negotiation was required with Network Rail with significant restrictions on working times and techniques being applied.