Bennetts Associates, BT Building, HQ, Edinburgh Park, Photos, Architect

BT Edinburgh – Headquarters

Alexander Graham Bell House, Scotland, UK

BT Edinburgh Offices

Alexander Graham Bell Building – Offices, South Gyle, Scotland
Date built: 1999
Design: Bennetts Associates, architects
Bennetts Associates
image © Keith Hunter from Bennetts Associates

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BT Edinburgh: building images from Bennetts Associates

Landscaping by Ian White Associates

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Situated at entry to Edinburgh Park the BT building consists of a rectilinear block with an attached red-coloured block (within a skeletal drum) facing the Gyle Broadway.

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BT Edinburgh: interior image from Bennetts Associates;

The materials inside are restrained and of high quality, and the building is helped by informal water landscaping to the front by Ian White Associates.

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Alexander Graham Bell House – BT Building image from Bennetts Associates;

The red block to the East (café below, plant on top) sheathed in a circular foil of brise soleil marks the main entry to the Park; five atria plus a triple-height ‘street’ form the main building’s spaces.

Alexander Graham Bell House represents a serious attempt to produce a passively-ventilated building without losing architectural repose: it follows on ideas from Powergen Headquarters in Coventry, also by Bennetts Associates.

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image © Keith Hunter from Bennetts Associates

Bennetts Associates
BT Building – approx. build cost: £24m

Bennetts Associates

BT Edinburgh Building
BT Edinburgh Building : interior image by Steffen Schefer

Early Bennetts Associates building:
John Menzies building at Edinburgh Park, Site D, in 1994

Edinburgh Park Architecture




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Alexander Graham Bell House – pattern: image by Steffen Schefer




Edinburgh Offices

BT Headquarters in Glasgow is located on the Broomielaw in a building by Fitzroy Robinson

British Telecom Building – BT Tower, London

Office Buildings

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