abrdn, 1-8 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

1-8 St Andrew Square is a prime central development occupying the entire north elevation of St Andrew Square in the heart of Edinburgh.  The development comprises offices, retail space and luxury flats over seven storeys.  The development was completed in 2016/17 and was carried out for Standard Life Investments at a total contract cost of £40.8M.

1-2 St Andrew Square comprises basement, ground mezzanine, existing public house, restaurant, and 1,500m2 of Grade A speculative offices to the upper four floors at a cost of £3M.  These offices were fully refurbished to provide “warehouse style” exposed services with VRF/VRV air conditioning.

The existing façade has been retained, however frameless secondary glazing has been installed to improve the fabric performance.

The existing facade has also been retained at 3 St Andrew Square and the building has undergone a comprehensive refurbishment to create ground floor restaurant space and includes 5 luxury apartments.

6-8 St Andrew Square is a £36M new build project providing Grade A offices, residential and retail/restaurant demises.  abrdn occupy the 10,500m² of office space as their Head Office.  The offices have full VRF/VRV air conditioning and sprinklers installed and the development includes a basement car park incorporating standby and emergency generators.

The development utilises sustainable features such as a sedum roof and a rainwater harvesting system for water conservation.

The offices for 4-8 St Andrew Square have achieved a BREEAM for Offices rating of Very Good.  Both offices achieved an EPC rating of B.

The scheme also includes 8 bars and restaurant units and a large retail unit located on the lower floors. The scheme was designed to fully integrate the restaurant services including kitchen extract and general ventilation systems.


Mixed Use, Offices