Royal Bank of Scotland, Gogarburn, RBS Headquarters Building, Photos, Location, Office
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RBS Headquarters, Gogarburn: Building information
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group lodged the planning application for its new world headquarters at Gogarburn, on the west side of Edinburgh in March 2002.
The new RBS headquarters will become the base for 3,250 head office staff employed by the Group in Edinburgh.
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group aims to occupy the Gogarburn Headquarters building during 2006 and over 2,000 people will be employed on the site at the peak of its construction period.
Commenting on The Royal Bank of Scotland’s plans Fred Goodwin, Group Chief Executive said: ‘There are a very limited number of sites in Scotland which would allow the expanded Royal Bank of Scotland Group to achieve the operational efficiencies that are necessary for a large international organisation.’
‘Headquarter environments play a key role in the attraction and retention of staff and the planned development at Gogarburn will create a world class environment with leisure, creche/nursery facilities as well as a new training centre within a sensitively landscaped environment.’
The proposed Royal Bank of Scotland HQ development will include new access routes and a range of private bus services to all of the major public transport links with the City centre, Fife and the West to minimise the traffic impact on the A8.
Plans for the RBS Gogarburn site have been developed following extensive consultation with the planning and transportation departments at the Scottish Executive and City of Edinburgh Council. They include the retention of B-listed Gogarburn House which will be restored for use as a staff leisure and health club. A full consultation process with a wide range of statutory bodies and interested parties will begin in March.
The proposed Royal Bank of Scotland HQ development covers a 78 acre site and will include 350,000sqft net of office accommodation.
A full environmental impact assessment was undertaken by Royal Bank of Scotland Group and submitted with the planning application. The Gogarburn development is designed to minimise impact on the natural environment. In parallel with this landscape, water management and habitat strategies have been developed which will see the woodland come under active management and extensive landscaping of the remainder of the RBS Gogarburn site.
Car parking on the RBS Headquarters site complies with Scottish Executive guidelines. A travel plan is being created for the RBS Gogarburn complex. Its overall aim is to minimise the inconvenience for the local community. The travel plan will include a private bus service linking all key public transport points in Edinburgh, subsidies for all staff using public transport and provision for cyclists. It will also extend the car sharing initiative in place at our other major site at South Gyle, where 40 per cent of car parking spaces are reserved for car sharing.
A new loop bridge providing vehicle access to the RBS Headquarters site from the west and for those leaving the site to the east, will form part of the development. This new bridge will also offer pedestrian and cycle access to Gogarburn.
Subject to planning permission, construction of the Royal Bank of Scotland HQ is scheduled to begin later this year, with occupation scheduled for 2006. There will be over 2,000 people working on the RBS Headquarters site at the peak of construction.
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Separate buildings on the Royal Bank of Scotland campus will have a staff club, leisure centre with pool, children’s nursery and a new conference and training centre which will contain a 300 seat auditorium training rooms, seminar rooms and TV studio. A dramatic new access bridge will provide access from the A8 into the site.
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