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2 Semple Street, Edinburgh

  • Construction
  • ClientGSS Developments
  • Value£12,000,000
  • Duration75 weeks
  • Architect Michael Laird Associates
2 Semple Street, Edinburgh

Grade A office development in a prime commercial location in Edinburgh. 45,000sqft of cutting edge office and retail space.

Design and construction of a five-storey office development with retail shell at ground floor and basement parking / ancillary areas.

The building’s design is focused on sustainability and creating an exceptional working environment, exuding space and natural light, beginning with a bold, bright and contemporary reception area and extending throughout the six floors.

The private sector project involved demolition of an existing building, and construction of a concrete core, basement and steel frame as an extension to an existing building.

The site is located in a busy city centre location and surrounded by residential flatted dwellings, shops and offices that remained in use throughout the works.

Community EngagementConsiderate Constructor's Scheme

The site undertook various activities including a donation to a local domestic abuse charity, as well as University of Edinburgh engineering students visiting the site to observe piling, steel erection and concrete pours, while a Trainee Engineer (STEM ambassador) attended a careers fair at a local high school.

Considerate Constructor's Scheme