GPO, Edinburgh, Former General Post Office, Scotland, Building
GPO – Waverley Gate : Edinburgh Post Office
Waverley Gate, Princes St, New Town by Hugh Martin Partnership
Former Edinburgh Post Office
Reputedly the largest retained supported facade in Europe
Former General Post Office – GPO
Edinburgh GPO Completed
Former General Post Office: Description
Waverley Gate is a £65m redevelopment of the former GPO – dating from 1861 – by the Hugh Martin Partnership for developers Castlemore Securities.
The facade of the grade A-listed GPO building in Waterloo Place is being propped up by huge steel columns and shrouded by massive advertising wraps with the centre cored to produce a large atrium.
The demolition within the GPO shell involved removing 30,000 tonnes of material. Waverley Gate is the largest office building under construction in Scotland, providing approx. 36,000 sq ft per floor, totalling approx. 206,000 sqft (net) of office space with ten large floor plates, roof gardens and secure basement car parking.
Go to the building’s website and watch the building ‘corrode’!
The image with the plants shows the state of the building in 2001 prior to start of works.
News Excerpt re GPO, Edinburgh:
The Hugh Martin Partnership has named its latest project WaverleyGate, and when the building is finished it will offer 206,000sq ft of office space on eight floors anchored by a central glazed atrium.
Edinburgh GPO images © Adrian Welch except the two montages provided by Hugh Martin Partnership
News Excerpt re former Edinburgh Post Office:
GPO: Scaffold goes up
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Also by Hugh Martin Partnership: 80 George St
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