Detailed plans submitted for regeneration of Edinburgh’s Rosebery House site
Plans by Aviva Investors to redevelop a 1970s office block in Edinburgh’s Haymarket have been lodged with the local authority.
Under the proposals, the Rosebery House office block will be completely demolished and rebuilt into a ‘landmark’ development with the potential to house over 1,500 office workers by 2025.
Designed by 3DReid, the development will also utilise technology such as smark applications and touchless technology to ensure the office is suitable as a post-COVID-19 workplace help working environment.
The new building will have over 158,000 square feet of space.
The developers also said the building would “improve and enhance” the Haymarket area and improve the links to the tram stop and cycle lanes.
Aviva has also assured the council that sustainability will be at the forefront of the design, with the architects focusing on a low-carbon building to be delivered with the lowest possible impact in design, construction and operation.
The construction of the office block will help Aviva meet its own carbon neutral target, with minimal car parking and maximised cycle spaces as well as facilities to promote active travel such as walking and cycling.
The developers have also said that the building will include “significant rooftop amenity space” with rainwater collected by the roof system and recycled for use within the building.