East of Scotland Water, Offices, Fairmilehead, Scottish HQ Building, Project, Photos

Water Company HQ, Edinburgh : Architecture Information

East of Scotland Water Headquarters – design by Michael Laird Architects

East of Scotland Water

Location: Fairmilehead, South Edinburgh

Michael Laird Architects


The project reorganised and refurbished East of Scotland Water’s headquarters complex of buildings at Fairmilehead.

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East of Scotland Water Michael Laird Architects East of Scotland Water
Scottish Water image from Michael Laird Architects

The original complex of buildings on the site dated from 1971 with a 1994 extension. The 1971 building, constructed of a reinforced concrete frame with precast concrete floors and aggregate faced precast concrete cladding panels, provided a mix of cellular accommodation with small parcels of open plan space.
As part of the East of Scotland Water redevelopment, the two disparate building styles were unified externally by overcladding the 1971 building with silver anodised aluminium rainscreen panels. Internal subdividing walls together with one of the original stairwells were removed to create the maximum amount of open plan space.

An extension providing Visitors’ Entrance and Meeting Rooms has been constructed together with areas of infill building to further improve the amount and quality of open plan space.

The East of Scotland Water building also incorporates a new staff deli bar with associated kitchen facilities, covered cycle bays, staff showers and a gymnasium.

East of Scotland Water – Building PR 30.08.02

Harvey Nichols

Scottish Parliament

Missoni Hotel Edinburgh

Michael Laird Architects

Architecture Books

Edinburgh offices by Michael Laird Architects include:

Westport House
Westport House
picture from the architect

Standard Life at Tanfield

Standard Life Lothian Road

Standard Life Edinburgh
image © Adrian Welch

Standard Life George Street

Edinburgh Quay
& Bett Properties Lochrin Project

Excel House

Premier Property Group

Edinburgh Offices – Selection:

Calton Square Office Building
Calton Square
image from Allan Murray Architects

Evolution House
Evolution House
image © Adrian Welch

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East of Scotland Water Building : page