Harvey Nichols Scotland, Multrees Walk Shop Location, Edinburgh Store, Phone, Restaurant

Harvey Nichols Edinburgh Store

Department Store on St Andrew’s Square: Luxury Shopping in Edinburgh, Scotland

page updated 12 Jul 2016

Shop + Multrees Walk, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

both developments by Comprehensive Design Architects (CDA)

Interiors by Lifschutz Davidson Architects, London

Harvey Nichols Shop: 30 – 34 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh 0131 524 8388
Forth Floor restaurant – Harvey Nichols Edinburgh 0131 524 8350

The Walk: St Andrew Square

Harvey Nichols Edinburgh is a 90,000sqft, £11m department store.

Harvey Nichols Forth Floor restaurant Edinburgh
Forth Floor restaurant: evening view looking north-west supplied by Harvey Nichols PR agency

Harvey Nichols Edinburgh

This luxury store stocks Yves Saint Laurent rive gauche – in Scotland for the first time – Prada, Gucci, 7, Dior, Comme des Garçons and Homme. ‘Harvey Nix’ foodmarket includes a charcuterie, patisserie and wine shop. Previously the closest Harvey Nichols store was in Leeds.

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pictures from Harvey Nichols PR agency

Harvey Nichols began in 1813 when Benjamin Harvey opened a linen shop in Knightsbridge, London. In 1820 the business passed on to Benjamin’s daughter on the understanding that she went into partnership with a Colonel Nichols, hence Harvey Nichols.

The London store was opened in the 1880s. Debenhams purchased it in 1919 and in 1985 became part of the Burton Group, before being sold again. In 1996, the Harvey Nichols Group launched the Oxo Tower Restaurant on London’s South Bank.

This company have stores in London, Leeds, Birmingham, Riyadh

Harvey Nichols Dining – Restaurant Review

Harvey Nichols Store – Interior Architect – Building PR – Lifschutz Davdison
Forth Floor Restaurant – Building PR
Harvey Nichols Edinburgh – Building PR

Harvey Nichols Department Store
image from harvey nichols PR agency

Harvey Nichols Edinburgh Department Store Edinburgh Multrees Walk
Harvey Nichols Edinburgh photos by Keith Hunter

Luxury Shopping at Multrees Walk

Fifth Floor at Harvey Nichols in London was the inspiration and was developed in 1992: the first proper restaurant to be situated within a department store.

Shopping Development
Multrees Walk, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

The Harvey Nichols project entailed the redevelopment of Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square Bus Station site replacing the 1960/70s office blocks and bus station with a new open pedestrian street – Multrees Walk – linking the St James Centre to St Andrew Square and George Street. A covered bus station containing 18 operational and 5 layover stances with airport style internal public facilities is included in the scheme, just to the north of Harvey Nichols and Multrees Walk.

Multrees Walk
The Walk / Harvey Nichols : image by Keith Hunter

The retail development above the bus station focuses on Multrees Walk, the first new street in Edinburgh’s New Town since the late 18th century. The Walk provides a high quality pedestrian urban environment and replaces the previous tortuous pedestrian route through the vehicular environment of the old bus station.

The design of the street is based on research and analysis by CDA of street widths and building sizes in central Edinburgh to achieve the right proportions and rhythms for the site located, as it is, in Edinburgh’s historic New Town Conservation Area and World Heritage Site. A ‘court’ is positioned halfway along the street to form a focal point for the new shopping experience, a café with outdoor seating may be located in the court.

St Andrew Square Department Store Lifschutz Davidson Architects Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh Department Store, Edinburgh
Harvey Nichols Store Edinburgh photos by Keith Hunter

Shopping at the Walk & St Andrew Square

Edinburgh’s new Harvey Nichols sits at the corner of the Walk and St Andrew Square with the new Louis Vuitton store opposite. A further 26 shop units front onto the Walk and its courtyard including an Armani store. These are currently being marketed to high quality retailers. Above the shops is a 40,000ft² suite of offices.

Multrees Walk is surfaced with Caithness stone and Granite setts. The buildings in the new street are designed and finished to reflect the quality and ambience of Edinburgh’s New Town with the facades finished in sandstone, granite and natural slate. CDA’s design of the new buildings and their details is modern and restrained.

The Harvey Nichols / Multrees Walk project was completed on time in Autumn
2002 on budget at a construction cost of £32m.

Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh Comprehensive Design Architects
Harvey Nichols Store, Scotland – pictures by CDA

Project Team

Client: Coal Pension Properties / LaSalle Investment Management
Architect: CDA, Scotland
Agents: McGregor Chartered Surveyors; Cushman & Wakefield Healey & Baker
Solicitor: DLA
Structural Engineer: Goodson Associates
M&E Engineer: Graham Mather Associates
Quantity Surveyor: CBA
Lighting Designer: Jonathan Speirs Associates
Highways Engineer: Faber Maunsell
Design & Build Contractor: Balfour Beatty Construction Ltd

The Walk: St Andrew Square

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Harvey Nichols – store photos © Adrian Welch

Harvey Nichols UK Stores

Harvey Nichols Stores in the UK

109 – 125 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RJ : 020 7235 5000
107-111 Briggate, Leeds LS1 6AZ : 0113 204 8888
31/32 Wharfside St, Birmingham, B1 1RE : 0121 616 6000
30 – 34 St Andrew Sq, Edinburgh EH2 3AD : 0131 524 8388
21 New Cathedral St Manchester M1 1AD : 0161 828 8888

Harvey Nichols also have a Store in Al Faisaliah Mall, Olaya, Riyadh 11351, Saudi Arabia. Contact details correct at time of writing, Oct 2004.

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Forth Floor Restaurant – Award
Harvey Nichols department store won an Award at the Scottish Chef of the Year Awards 2005: Stuart Muir, Harvey Nichols Edinburgh chef: restaurant chef of the year

Comments / photos for the Harvey Nichols Edinburgh Store in Scotland page welcome

Website: www.harveynichols.com