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.