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Aegon Headquarters Edinburgh

D3 Edinburgh Park office property design by Lee Boyd Architects, Scotland, UK.

post updated 5 November 2023

D3 – Aegon House, South Gyle, Edinburgh, Scotland

Dates built: 1998-99; 99-00

Lee Boyd

Former Adobe Headquarters Building

Aegon Edinburgh D3 Edinburgh Park Aegon Headquarters Building
Aegon Asset Management Edinburgh office images from Lee Boyd Architects

D3 Aegon Edinburgh Park Offices

The D3 building is formed from four storeys around a central core with three atria within. The Aegon Headquarters offices are split axially into two in order to provide future occupier flexibility. The planes of blue granite that slide out of the building either side of the entrance and that form the bookends to North and south End Elevations, are very much of our time: their slicing of the building and puncturing by glass boxes and folded stone slabs have a sophistication akin to Benson & Forsyth’s New Museum, but in a more restrained way.

This approach is augmented by the fresh non-corporate feel of the lighting, typical of its creators, Jonathan Speirs & Associates: flush light’slots’ in the core walls using an infinite range of colours, white soffit ‘plank’ lighting to the bridges and the floating reception desk all help to provide an evocative space.

Aegon Edinburgh Offices D3 Edinburgh Park Adobe HQ Building
Aegon HQ Edinburgh: images from Lee Boyd Architects

A high specification throughout – with rock maple wall cladding, stairs and reception desk, with granite for the ground floor and elements already mentioned – makes the Aegon Headquarters a restrained but quality building.

Aegon HQ, Edinburgh Park D3 Building Update 2003

The Aegon Headquarters Building was refitted by Michael Laird Architects, Edinburgh for £4m.

Edinburgh Park Architecture
Edinburgh Park near D3 office property
aerial image © webbaviation

Also by Lee Boyd Architects in Edinburgh: Cargo Bar

The £14m Adobe HQ (renamed Aegon House) was the EAA Awards 2001 Silver Medal Winner

Other Edinburgh offices by Michael Laird Architects include Tanfield Inverleith – former Standard Life offices, Edinburgh Quay & Bett Properties Lochrin Project.

Contact Aegon Edinburgh: 0870 60 00 337

Edinburgh Park Office Buildings

Major Edinburgh Park Office Architectural Designs – recent selection from this website:

Diageo Scotland
UDV Scotland
Edinburgh Park Office Buildings picture © Keith Hunter

JP Morgan Chase Building
JP Morgan Chase Scotland
Edinburgh Park Office Buildings image courtesy of architects practice
JP Morgan Chase Building

Oracle Edinburgh
New Edinburgh Limited
Edinburgh Park Office Buildings picture © Keith Hunter
Oracle Edinburgh

<Alexander Graham Bell House
Alexander Graham Bell House

Edinburgh Buildings

Edinburgh Property Developments – a recent selection on this website:

Rowanbank Gardens, Corstorphine, west of the city centre
Rowanbank Gardens Edinburgh Housing

Virgin Hotels Edinburgh
Virgin Hotels Edinburgh Victoria Street

St James Quarter’s W Edinburgh
W Edinburgh Hotel at St James Quarter

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