Transformation of Edinburgh Park building sets ‘new benchmark’ for sustainability

KNIGHT Property Group has completed the £20 million redevelopment and refurbishment of 4-5 Lochside Avenue in Edinburgh Park.

The 43,000 sq ft pavilion-style building offers open-plan Grade A office accommodation over three floors.

Knight explained that it took the decision to remodel, redevelop and refurbish the building rather than demolish it, in order to support a ‘RetroFirst’ approach.

The building is described as the only all electric newly completed development in Edinburgh at present and features a host of sustainability benefits, including EPC ‘B+’ rating, all electric air-conditioning delivered via air source head pump technology, 100% ventilated fresh air delivered to the working environment, solar PV panels on the roof, electric car charging points, and intelligent LED lighting.

The main contractor was Clark Contracts, with architectural services provided by Space Solutions. M&E design was by Troup Bywaters & Anders, QS and contract administrator services were provided by Axiom, while the structural engineer was Christie Gillespie.

James Barrack, founder and chairman of Knight Property Group, said, “Our original vision was to redevelop the building to an extremely high standard, offering occupiers a contemporary and modern working environment, but crucially all set within a highly sustainable and net carbon neutral office. We are totally committed to take action on climate change and sustainability and this is embedded in the core culture of our business and at the heart of all our developments.

“4-5 Lochside Avenue is one of the strongest buildings in Edinburgh Park and achieving completion and delivering it during the pandemic is a significant milestone and we are very proud of the sustainable standards it has achieved.”

4-5 Lochside Avenue was purchased in January 2020 from LaSalle Investment Management and sits on a three-acre site in the heart of Edinburgh Park. JLL and CBRE are letting agents for Knight Property Group on the project.