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1 Osborne Terrace Edinburgh : Architecture Information
Haymarket Office Development, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Osborne Terrace Office
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14 May 2008
1970s Office Building in Edinburgh City Centre Primed for £5m Make Over
No 1 Osborne Terrace, a 1970s office building in the Haymarket area of Edinburgh belonging to developer Golden Squares, has today received planning consent for a £5m makeover.
The building, which has been redesigned by leading architect Broadway Malyan, will now undergo internal and external works to rejuvenate it and reduce its carbon footprint. Illustrating that the building can be transformed without the need for demolition, the plans are to refurbish the existing building fully, creating new highly specified offices in line with BCO ratings.
The No. 1 Osborne Terrace scheme has been submitted for detailed planning permission. The refurbishment of the 1970’s concrete building for client Golden Squares, aims to create a gateway building to the city centre and to provide a modern, flexible and environmentally responsible office space.
The sustainable design approach will drastically reduce the carbon footprint of the building, and aims to achieve a BREEAM ‘ Very Good’ rating. The proposals include a natural ventilation strategy to all floors, including assistance provided by a double skin façade to the north and east sides of the building; rainwater harvesting which will reduce the building’s water consumption by 280,000 litres per year and the introduction of heat exchangers to recover exhaust heat collected from sanitary facilities and server rooms. Additional improvements in material specification and detailing will allow for more energy efficiency by way of improved airtightness and U values. The provision of parking spaces will be significantly reduced and a ‘Green Travel Plan’ implemented to promote the use of public transport, cycling and car sharing.
No. 1 Osborne Terrace – image / information from Broadway Malyan Architects 081107
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Broadway Malyan is an internationally renowned architectural and design practice employing over 700 staff in 14 offices worldwide, 8 of which are in the UK. It was formed 50 years ago and is headquartered in London.
The Edinburgh office opened on Multrees Walk in May 2003, headed by Director Martin Bates. It specialises in large-scale residential regeneration, workplace design, and leisure and retail schemes, all underpinned with highly sustainable design. The office has notably been responsible for the coveted Princes Street Framework project for the City of Edinburgh Council.
Since opening, the celebrated Edinburgh practice has been recognized with awards, including: 2006 Public Consultation Exercise for Shrub Hill – Development Management Award; 2005 Saltire Awards for Greenside Place Bridge Link; and the 2005 Association of Town Centre Management (Scotland) Award – Best in Category for ‘Enhancing the Retail Offer’ for Princes Street.
Broadway Malyan has 20 board directors, and, uncommonly for a global group, is independently owned.
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