Project Description

Scotmid HQ

A multi-disciplinary commission where Blyth & Blyth provided Civil, Structural and Building Services, this headquarters building was designed for the Scottish Midlothian Cooperative.

Location: Edinburgh
Client: Scotmid Property
Cost: £3.5m
Completion: 2005

The building structure comprises piled foundations supporting a braced steel frame with clear spanning cellular floor beams. Services have been integrated with beam apertures and the ventilation system uses the raised access floor as a plenum for air displacement.

Key challenges


“Edrington have worked with Blyth and Blyth for the past 15 years on various projects throughout the group and during this time we have developed a close and trusting partnership. B&B offer the full range of engineering services, allowing us to have a one stop shop on engineering consultancy requirements, with the obvious benefits this brings. B&B experience in the whisky industry is second to none which has the double benefit of not wasting time and money having to explain the process each time. As said previously, Edrington have been working with B&B for more than15 years and with a fair wind this relationship will continue for a further 15 years and beyond.”

George McKenzie Engineering Director, The Edrington Group