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Gogar Business Quarter, South East Scotland – design by Richard Meier, architect

Edinburgh Park Offices

New Edinburgh Limited is a joint venture between Miller Construction & EDI
Business Park: Maybury / Gogar, Edinburgh for New Edinburgh Limited (NEL) by Richard Meier + Campbell & Arnott

Edinburgh Park
aerial image © webbaviation

Edinburgh Park was masterplanned by Richard Meier of Richard Meier Architects (with local assistance by Campbell & Arnott) from 1993. This edge-of-town Business Park – formerly ‘Maybury Park’ – at the South Gyle at times feels barren and unfriendly despite good efforts to introduce landscaping. The new, western section includes some good buildings and good landscaping.

Edinburgh Park plan
image from architect

There is an unfortunate preponderance of lacklustre ‘commercial’ buildings from the eighties at Edinburgh Park and even the ‘published’ buildings suffer from a Janus-type problem (along the main North-South strip) with the public arriving at the East façade beside the attractive lochan only to discover that they must go round the back to gain entry.

Edinburgh Park
photo © Adrian Welch
The distasteful expanses of car park may be a thing of the past as recent Edinburgh Park masterplans show a much higher density with interesting attempts at urbanity, by Allan Murray Architects, CZWG Architects (Piers Gough) and Gordon Murray + Alan Dunlop Architects.

More positive action came in the way of a Design Competition for the G4 site in Summer 2001. The southern extension of this Edinburgh business park – Edinburgh Park Expansion Phase 2 – was announced in October 2001.

Edinburgh Park G4 Competition
2001
Winner: Campbell & Arnott
Runner-up: Gordon Murray + Alan Dunlop Architects

G4 Competition
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G4 Competition : for Site G’s last block

BT Building, Site B
1999
Bennetts Associates
Alexander Graham Bell House
photograph © keith hunter
Alexander Graham Bell House

John Menzies Building, Site D
1994
Bennetts Associates
John Menzies Building
image from architect
John Menzies Building

Aegon Headquarters Building, D3 – Site D
2000
Lee Boyd
Aegon Headquarters
image from architect
Aegon Scotland : former Adobe Headquarters Building

F1 Xansa, Site F
1999
Parr Partnership
Xansa Edinburgh
image from architect
Xansa Edinburgh

Intelligent Finance, F2, Site F
2000
Parr Partnership
New Edinburgh Limited
image from architect
Intelligent Finance Edinburgh

UDV Global Headquarters, G1 – Edinburgh Park Site G
1999
Allan Murray Architects
UDV Scotland
picture © Keith Hunter
Diageo Scotland

Lochside House – G2 Lochside House, Site G
1999
Lee Boyd
Edinburgh Park offices
picture © Keith Hunter

HQ Edinburgh : was headquarters for the HQ company
G3, Site G
1999
Page & Park Architects
Edinburgh office development
picture © Keith Hunter
Edinburgh Park office : Speculative office development

Site A Masterplan
2001
Allan Murray Architects
Edinburgh Park Masterplan
image from architect

The most visible site in the Park has been re-designed from Meier’s original vision with a much higher density. There are less ugly surface car parks (now almost all underground) but no City of Edinburgh Rapid Transport (CERT). This ‘tram’ system was to stop here on its way from airport to city centre and back again, proposed in 2000.

Buildings A1 (facing the Gogar roundabout), A2 (adjacent to BT Building), and the small A5 pavilion by the lochan all by Allan Murray Architects (original model above).

A1, Site A
2001
Allan Murray Architects
Edinburgh Park office
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Edinburgh Park property : partial fit-out in 2008 for Applecross

Oracle Edinburgh A2, Site A
2001
Allan Murray Architects
New Edinburgh Limited
picture © Keith Hunter
Oracle Edinburgh

JP Morgan Chase, A3 – Site A
2001
Gordon Murray + Alan Dunlop Architects
JP Morgan Chase Scotland
image from architect
JP Morgan Chase Scotland

Miller Offices, A4, Site A
2001
CZWG Architects
Miller offices Edinburgh
photo © Adrian Welch
A4 by Piers Gough / CZWG

Edinburgh Park Phase One:

RBS Younger Building

Michael Laird Architects
RBS Younger Building
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RBS Younger Building

Edinburgh Park Station
Integrated Design Partnership
Edinburgh Park Station
image : Frazer Hay

Edinburgh Park Expansion: Next Phase – Southern Phase

Edinburgh Park design : H4 Building
Reiach and Hall Architects
Edinburgh Park H4 Building
photo © Adrian Welch

Edinburgh Park Competition : Southern Phase – images from MLA
Reiach and Hall Architects, winner

Edinburgh Park – News from the area:
South Gyle Business Park – offered for sale summer 2006 by Dunedin Property
reportedly at offers over £47m

Dunedin Property reportedly offering ‘The Stones’ for sale Feb 2007 – 3 office
buildings, currently occupied by Royal Bank of Scotland.

Edinburgh offices – South Gyle: E3 site purchased by Arlington Securities: South Gyle Broadway plot formerly used by Scottish & Newcastle for their distribution facility




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