26-31 CHARLOTTE SQUARE

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Location: CHARLOTTE SQUARE, EDINBURGH

Client: CORRAN PROPERTIES FOR FORDELL ESTATES

Project Year: 2013

Cost: Over 2m

Located on Edinburgh's prestigious Charlotte Square, these former National Trust for Scotland offices are to be refurbished and redeveloped to form prime commercial accommodation. Our client's vision is to restore Charlotte Square to its former pre-eminent position as the best business address in Edinburgh, creating the ideal conditions for companies at the pinnacle of the financial sector to flourish.

Charlotte Square along with St Andrew's Square, forms one of two key focal points at either end of the First New Town Plan, as laid out according to James Craig's competition winning design of 1766. The design of Charlotte Square is principally attributed to the 18th century architect, Robert Adam, however his design only extended to the frontages of the buildings and to the layout of their feus or plot widths. The buildings original configurations therefore varied according to the requirements of their individual commissions.

These grade A listed buildings along with their rear courtyard space and mews lane building occupy over 74 000 square feet in area, the proposed development programme envisages separation of the buildings into one primary office occupying the three principal townhouses at 27-29 Charlotte Square linked to the rear building on Hope Street Lane, as well as three self-contained period offices at 26,30 and 31 Charlotte Square.

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RECEPTION

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NEW BUILD CORE

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REINSTATED STAIR

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