Projects

4-5 Lochside Avenue

As part of this existing office building's refurbishment, SPACE provided architectural and design services to refresh the tired and inefficient space in Edinburgh Park

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  • Client: Knight Property Group
  • Year: 2021
  • Type: Commercial/ Landlord
  • Scope: Architecture, Interior Design, Space Planning
Lochside-Exterior Building
Overview

Nestled next to 1 New Park Square, a development of office buildings designed for sustainability and powered by renewable energy, 4-5 Lochside Avenue had a lot of catching up to do. As part of this existing office building’s refurbishment, SPACE provided architectural and design services to refresh the tired and inefficient space in Edinburgh Park. We were tasked with improving the energy efficiency of the building, the flexibility of the building layout, and the shared facilities within the building. There was also a desire to enhance the attractiveness of both the common and tenant spaces.

This was a project dedicated to sustainable, retro first refurbishment aligned to Net Zero targets.
Lochside-Interior
Approach

Our most significant intervention related to the building’s core spaces. While it may not be the most obvious improvement, reconfiguring these spaces unlocked a lot of opportunities and potential. With a central core that largely split the modest floorplate into two halves and was served by a total of four stairs, the layout needed an overhaul. We pulled the central core partially out of the building, allowing us to create a new and striking entrance. This gave the building more useful space connecting the main parts of the floorplate and, along with removing one of the stair cores, allowed for more lettable space.

Highlights
  • Transforming a building from a collection of stuffy, awkward floorplates into bright and useful spaces
  • Improving the building’s energy efficiency and use of natural resources
  • Creating office accommodation that’s fossil fuel free, zero direct emissions, and aligned to net zero targets