Located within the World Heritage Site of Edinburgh’s New Town, this project involved the redevelopment of two buildings – one Grade A and one Grade B Listed – on the south side of St. Andrews Square.
The scheme involved close liaison with Edinburgh City Council and Historic Scotland to agree the conversion and reuse of the buildings and selective demolition of several others.
The entire site’s phased development over many years meant that internal areas were unsuitable for modern commercial clients but a historical ‘A’ Listed facade had to be retained and the ‘B’ Listed building (Number 6-7, St. Andrew Square) also needed conserving. Both were saved and remainder of the site demolished. The site is constrained with adopted roads on three sides and existing buildings forming the fourth boundary. The design has therefore been developed with the logistical challenges of working in such a constrained location at the forefront of our solutions.