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Exchange Tower, Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s Tallest Building : Haymarket, West End Offices by CDA

Exchange Tower Edinburgh

Comprehensive Design Architects (now CDA)

Address: Exchange Tower, 19 Canning St, Edinburgh, EH3 8EG

Exchange Tower
photo © Adrian Welch nov 2007

At thirteen storeys, Edinburgh’s tallest building (at time of writing) near Haymarket is a ’70’s throwback office block re-clad with mirrored glass and given a major internal renewal. Opened Easter 2001 as part of The Exchange ongoing office development off lower Lothian Road.

Exchange Tower Edinburgh
photo © Adrian Welch nov 2007

Other Edinburgh Skyscrapers include Ocean Heights – Skyliner – Leith (proposed) and Ocean Point (partial completion) by Terry Farrell.

Other CDA Architects’ projects in Edinburgh include the Holyrood Park House & Scotsman Newspaper

In 2004-05 plans were unveiled for buildings massively higher, in Leith Docks, by RMJM.

Edinburgh’s tallest building?

News Excerpts:

Edinburgh Property Recovery
One property, Exchange Tower, has been a hub of activity: Edinburgh’s tallest office building was completed in March 2001 at a cost of £6m, but significant amounts of the space have lain empty until recently.
July 2002

New for Leith: Tallest buildings in Scotland
Office Tower and Flats Tower, Leith, by Sir Terry Farrell
Edinburgh’s Leith docks are set to become a mini-Manhattan, complete with Scotland’s two tallest buildings and a Guggenheim museum by Frank Gehry. Forth Ports has revealed plans to build two 35-storey towers as part of the regeneration of Leith port’s Edinburgh Harbour. The company is also in discussions with the Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation about building a museum at the port. The two towers would stretch 420 feet into the air, making them three feet taller than the Millennium Tower at Glasgow’s Science Centre – currently Scotland’s tallest structure. They will dwarf Scotland’s previous tallest buildings, the 31-storey flats in Bluevale Street and Whitevale Street in Glasgow’s Gallowgate, which are both 298 feet tall
March 2002

Missoni Hotel Edinburgh

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Scottish Architecture: best Scottish Buildings of the last three decades

Edinburgh Walking Tours

Buildings close by:

Travel Inn Edinburgh
Travel Inn Edinburgh
photograph : Steffen Schefer

Scottish Widows
Scottish Widows Edinburgh
picture © Adrian Welch

Edinburgh Conference Centre
Edinburgh Conference Centre
photo © Adrian Welch

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