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Standard Life, Edinburgh

Office Building on George Street, New Town, Scotland

Standard Life George Street

Standard Life Assurance – Corner Block; George St Infill, Edinburgh
Date built: 1897-1901
Design: JM Dick Peddie, architect

Standard Life Redevelopment


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exterior images from Michael Laird Architects

Standard Life Assurance Edinburgh Building
interior images from Michael Laird Architects

Edinburgh Building: Description

Like the Kinimonth building (Scottish Provident Building) on the south side of St Andrew’s Square, this central office building wraps round an existing New Town corner block, here the strong neoclassical of J M Dick Peddie and George Washington Browne.

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images by Henk Snoek, provided by MLA


Opposite the George St infill section of Standard Life Assurance Edinburgh building is The Dome, George St, by David Rhind, 1847. Former branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland on south side of George Street – now a bar like many old banks on this street – The Dome contains, suitably for the name, a large stained glass dome. The bank building’s old facade is a well-proportioned portico.

To the west along George St is St Andrew’s & St George’s Church, 13 George Street, a building by Major Andrew Frazer 1782-84.

The key Standard Life Edinburgh building is on Lothian Road, also designed by Michael Laird & Partners
Standard Life Edinburgh
image © Adrian Welch

View from north side of St Andrew Square looking west:
Standard Life Building
photo © Adrian Welch, 23 Feb 2007, with lumix camera

Edinburgh Offices

Other Edinburgh offices by Michael Laird Architects include:

Tanfield Inverleith – former Standard Life offices

Edinburgh Quay
Edinburgh Quay
photo © Paul Zanre

Bett Properties Lochrin Project

Premier Property Group

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