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Lothian Chambers Edinburgh
Old Town Building Renewal on George IV Bridge – design by Smith Scott Mullan, Scotland
Date built: 2007
Location: 59-63 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh Old Town
Architects: Smith Scott Mullan Associates
Address: 59-63 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1RN
Phone: 0131 529 2600
Infroamtion from Smith Scott Mullan Associates:
Location: Old Town, Edinburgh
Client: City of Edinburgh Council
Programme: Completed 2009
Since 1811, the City of Edinburgh Council has operated from the Category A listed City Chambers in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Originally the building was the Royal Exchange, designed by John Adam in 1761, and was subsequently partially extended by Robert Morham in 1901.
With the City of Edinburgh Council, as part of their ‘Fit For Future’ initiative, the Practice has been involved in a number of refurbishment projects. Most notable of these has been the refurbishment of the Main Stair and the Main Chamber itself.
The Main Stair forms the dramatic ten-storey access spine of the building with formal access at Level 5, through the quadrangle, and another entrance at Level 0, at Cockburn Street. Sumptuous carpets and wall coverings were introduced including bespoke large scale thistle patterned wallpaper, ideal for a space of these proportions. Stunning, highly individual decorative glass panels were also specially commissioned for the upper level stair windows.
Located on George IV Bridge, the Lothian Chambers has three versatile and flexible rooms available to book for corporate meetings or events.
An in-house catering team are available to provide anything from sandwiches to fine dining.
EAA Awards 2008 – Shortlist:
Regeneration and Conservation
Lothian Chambers architects : Smith Scott Mullan
photo © Adrian Welch
Royal Museum of Scotland
photograph © Adrian Welch
picture © Adrian Welch
photo © Adrian Welch
picture : RMA
Usher Hall Building
photo : City of Edinburgh
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