Scottish Widows Building, Edinburgh Office, Dalkieth Road Property, Architect

Scottish Widows, Edinburgh

Building, Dalkieth Road, south Edinburgh, Scotland

post updated 8 January 2022

19 Aug 2015 – new photos:

Scottish Widows Building Edinburgh

An HQ for a major UK life assurance company in keeping with the unique urban fabric of Edinburgh.

The competition winning design concept evolved from a process of matching the brief with the opportunities presented by the site.

Scottish Widows Building Edinburgh

Occupying a large quarter of a city block BDP’s strategy divided the plan into separate parts (for separate letting) and arranged these around an atrium raised a level above the street.

Scottish Widows Building Edinburgh
photo © Adrian Welch

Energy efficient shallow-plan offices enclose private and public spaces including the large atrium, a public walkway through the scheme and a central circus which covers underground public parking for 200 cars.
source: http://www.bdp.com/en/projects/p-z/Scottish-Widows-Headquarters/

Scottish Widows – Dalkeith Road

Scottish Widows Dalkeith Road
photo © Adrian Welch

Date built: 1976

Architects: Sir Basil Spence, Glover & Ferguson

Landscape design: Sylvia Crowe

Address: 15 Dalkeith Road

Architectural style: Hexagonal bronze-tinted glassy forms with entrance bridge across shallow pool.

Scottish Widows southern elevations:
Scottish Widows Dalkeith Road
image © Adrian Welch

Adjacent buildings include the Commonwealth Pool, located immediately to the south across the road:
Commonwealth Pool
photograph © Adrian Welch

Scottish Widows : HQ, Port Hamilton
Scottish Widows Edinburgh
picture © Adrian Welch

Scottish Widows Edinburgh : HQ Expansion

Edinburgh Properties

Significant Edinburgh Property – Selection:

Scottish Parliament
Scottish Parliament
picture © Keith Hunter

Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
photograph © Adrian Welch

Quartermile Edinburgh
Quartermile Edinburgh
picture © Adrian Welch

Edinburgh Conference Centre
Edinburgh Conference Centre
photo © Adrian Welch

Scottish Widows context : Pollock Halls
This campus is a landscaped home to many of the University of Edinburgh’s halls of residence. Adjacent to Holyrood Park and beneath Arthur’s Seat and Salisbury Craigs, the expansive grounds were once the gardens of the historic houses, Salisbury Green and St. Leonard’s Hall.

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