Edinburgh Exchange Tower, Haymarket Offices Photo, Property Development, Architect, Location
Exchange Tower Edinburgh
Edinburgh’s Tallest Building: Haymarket / Canning St, West End Offices by CDA Architects
post updated 28 July 2021
Architect: Comprehensive Design Architects (now CDA)
Address: Exchange Tower, 19 Canning Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EG, Scotland
Exchange Tower Edinburgh Offices
At thirteen storeys, Edinburgh’s tallest building (at time of writing) near Haymarket is a ’70’s throwback office block re-clad with mirrored glass and given a major internal renewal. Opened Easter 2001 as part of EICC The Exchange ongoing office development off lower Lothian Road.
Other Edinburgh Skyscrapers include Ocean Heights – Skyliner – Leith (proposed) and Ocean Point (partial completion) by Terry Farrell.
In 2004-05 plans were unveiled for buildings massively higher, in Leith Docks, by RMJM.
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One property, Exchange Tower, has been a hub of activity: Edinburgh’s tallest office building was completed in March 2001 at a cost of £6m, but significant amounts of the space have lain empty until recently.
New for Leith: Tallest buildings in Scotland
Office Tower and Flats Tower, Leith, by Sir Terry Farrell
Edinburgh’s Leith docks are set to become a mini-Manhattan, complete with Scotland’s two tallest buildings and a Guggenheim museum by Frank Gehry. Forth Ports has revealed plans to build two 35-storey towers as part of the regeneration of Leith port’s Edinburgh Harbour.
The company is also in discussions with the Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation about building a museum at the port. The two towers would stretch 420 feet into the air, making them three feet taller than the Millennium Tower at Glasgow’s Science Centre – currently Scotland’s tallest structure.
They will dwarf Scotland’s previous tallest buildings, the 31-storey flats in Bluevale Street and Whitevale Street in Glasgow’s Gallowgate, which are both 298 feet tall
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