Standard Life Edinburgh Office Building, Lothian Road Commercial Property, Architect, Scottish Project
Standard Life Edinburgh : Architecture
Standard Life Assurance Building, Lothian Road, Edinburgh, Scotland – north side of the financial district
post updated 24 October 2023
Standard Life Building – headquarters
Standard Life Lothian Road
Standard Life Assurance Building
This Lothian Road building was the first in The Exchange masterplan by Terry Farrell.
The context to this Scottish commercial property : EICC The Exchange masterplan in the west side of the Scottish capital’s city centre.
Another Standard Life building in Edinburgh is on George Street, refurbished by Michael Laird & Partners.
Scottish Capital Office Building Designs
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picture © Adrian Welch
Evolution House on Westport
image © Adrian Welch
picture from the architect
The architect for this commercial building was local practice Michael Laird & Partners, later renamed as Michael Laird Architects (MLA).
Standard Life Assurance
This major Scottish company is a life assurance, pensions and long-terms savings company in the UK which is owned by Phoenix Group.
The Standard Life Assurance Company was established in 1825 and reincorporated as a mutual assurance company in 1925. During the 19th century it opened offices in Canada, India, China and Uruguay.
In 2006 demutualisation took place and the company was floated on the London Stock Exchange. The company sold Standard Life Bank plc to Barclays plc in January 2010 and then acquired the remaining 75% stake in Threesixty, a financial advisory support business, that it did not already own for an undisclosed sum in March 2010.
It sold its healthcare division to Discovery Holdings, a South African business, in May 2010 and went on to buy Focus Solutions Group, a financial software company, for £42m in December 2010.
In 2018, Phoenix Group Holdings plc acquired the company for £2.9 billion.
In May 2021, Phoenix Group acquired the brand and in July 2021 the companies rebranded as ‘abrdn’.
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