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Holyrood Offices, Holyrood Road, Old Town – design by CDA Architects

Holyrood Park House Edinburgh


Design: CDA Architects

Address: 106 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AE

Holyrood Park House Holyrood Road, Edinburgh Holyrood Park House CDA Architects
Holyrood Offices – pictures from the architect

Holyrood Park House is a new-build speculative office development in a city centre location next to the new Scottish Parliament.

The accommodation comprises 47,000 sqft split over five floors providing high quality flexible open plan office floorplates benefiting from dramatic views to Holyrood Road and the parliament from the front and Holyrood Park from the rear.

The tight spatial constraints of the site provided challenges in achieving clean, bright floorplates, maintaining existing service delivery routes and avoiding a large Victorian sewer which runs across the site.

The front façade is expressed as a series of natural stone and glass planes forming a sweeping curve which tucks in beside the adjacent Scotsman newspapers headquarters (also by CDA).

Holyrood Road, Edinburgh Holyrood Park House Holyrood Road, Edinburgh
Holyrood Offices – pictures from the architect

Rainscreen panels defining visually lighter elements are finished in terne coated stainless steel which provides a reflective finish initially but gradually weathers to a natural lead like appearance. The use of terne in a rainscreen format involved the use of a unique bespoke system originally developed for the Scotsman Headquarters.

The hard lines of the building frontage responding to the urban context of Holyrood Road are softened to the rear where the building shelves back to create terraces addressing the park.

A purpose made system of brise soleil is used on the western façade to give sufficient shading to enable the use of an efficient displacement air ventilation system internally.

Holyrood Park House Holyrood Road, Old Town CDA, Holyrood Park House
Holyrood Offices – pictures from the architect

The entrance reception is clad in high quality natural finishes continued in from the external façade and features a timber and glass backlit screen and purpose made reception desk.

Washroom facilities are accessed off a unisex corridor with full height glazing to the park and comprise self-contained rooms featuring full height doors, purpose made backlit mirrors and Norman Foster sanitary fittings.

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Scotsman Newspaper – adjacent CDA building

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Grosvenor has an established presence in Scotland, having a dedicated office in Edinburgh for more than 20 years. Grosvenor is the main development partner for Holyrood Park House, but also for Fife Leisure Park; Grosvenor has key partnership roles in the Pacific Quay development in Glasgow and Edinburgh Technopole, south of Edinburgh

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