Milestone achieved at Edinburgh office project

A topping out ceremony has marked a major milestone in the redevelopment of Edinburgh’s 10 George Street.

Robertson started work on the refurbishment of the office accommodation in March 2018 for La Française Real Estate Partners International on behalf of their client Sampension KP.

The contractor explained that the project retains much of the frame of the 1990s building and is “sensitive to the historic setting”. Architect Reiach and Hall is said to have achieved increased massing to create “efficient and high quality” Grade A office space.

The building is due for completion in April and is entirely pre-let to Standard Life Aberdeen for 15 years. The building will feature 67,000 sq. ft. of office space across ground and six floors.The refurbishment includes new lifts, office floors and ceilings.

Peter Balfour, investment director with La Française Real Estate Partners International said, “This is a complex project and I am impressed with the way Robertson is working as a team to deliver the scheme. The ultimate product will be something to be proud of, with magnificent views of Edinburgh Castle, striking architecture and quality finishes. I am pleased that Martin Pedersen of Sampension KP travelled from Denmark to top out the building.”

David Cairns, MD at Robertson Central East added, “We are delivering a major refurbishment at 10 George Street and once the work is complete the building will be one of the most desirable office locations in the city.”

Robertson is working alongside Cushman & Wakefield at 10 George Street, with the firm providing project management, costing and interior services. The two businesses are also collaborating on a £5 million office refurbishment at premises in Edinburgh Park.