Refurbished offices launched in historic ‘Red Sandstone’ building

DRUM Property Group has announced it is on the lookout for occupants for office space in the refurbished 1930s ‘Red Sandstone’ building, which extends from 106 to 154 Leith Walk, Edinburgh.

The two-storey building, completed in 1933 in the Scottish Art Deco style, will provide ‘flexible and open-plan space’ for a range of business suites overlooking Leith Walk, housed above a row of shops, restaurants and a bar.

Simply branded ‘The Red Sandstone’, the building forms a gateway to Drum’s current £50 million transformation of the 2.9-acre Stead’s Place site, which will bring 148 new homes to the rear of the development.

Originally designed as an office complex supporting the London Midland Scottish Railway goods yard, the building was completed with a red Dumfries sandstone fascia and black marble pediment. As part of Drum’s regeneration of the Stead’s Place site, The Red Sandstone has undergone a complete refurbishment.

Graeme Bone, Drum’s group MD, said, “Sitting above a vibrant retail parade containing shops, cafés, restaurants and a popular bar these sympathetically restored office suites provide an ideal small business location in the diverse and dynamic community of Leith. Directly connected to the tram, cycle and bus networks and only 10-minutes from the city centre, The Red Sandstone is the gateway to the new Stead’s Place residential development to the rear, connecting Leith Walk to the green space and sanctuary of Pilrig Park, a five-minute walk away.

“We hope the refurbished building will once again provide a distinctive focal point and destination for Leith Walk, continuing the rich tradition of diversity and independence which makes the area such an exciting destination in which to live, work and visit.”