Lochrin Square, Edinburgh

Lochrin Square is a speculative development of two medium size office buildings at Fountainbridge. It incorporates the Category B listed former Scotmid Headquarters, a Victorian building dating from the 1880s which marries the vernacular and the Scottish Baronial.

The new office buildings wrap around behind the existing stone building onto Fountainbridge, affording the existing facade both respect and room to breathe within the surrounding dense urban fabric. As part of the conservation strategy, the most historically important parts of the original building were identified and incorporated into the fabric of the new: for example, the boardroom was carefully taken down, restored and replaced within the new building.


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  • Lochrin Square: photo by Alan McAteer
  • Lochrin Square: photo by Alan McAteer
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  • Lochrin Square: photo by Alan McAteer

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The original brick wall from the Old Bakery to the north, which is curved to follow the shape of the Union Canal route, rebuilt using specially made imperial bricks. The four-storey buildings provide 130,000sqft of office and restaurant space opposite Edinburgh Quay and are fully let.

The project was completed in 2007.


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