DALKEITH ROAD

Client : Sharkey on behalf of a Major UK High Street Bank
Location : Edinburgh
Net Internal Area : 20,405m2
Completion Date : January 2016

2016 has seen the completion of our largest project for Lloyds Banking Group; the refurbishment of their Grade A listed Scottish Widows Headquarter Building, at 15 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh.
The refurbishment involved a wide range of works designed to bring the workplace up to current standards, improve efficiency and make the building easier to navigate. The majority of departments within the building were reorganised, a new fire strategy implemented and building services upgraded. A large number of new facilities were provided, including a training Academy, new meeting rooms, pods and media units, breakout areas and café as well as the upgrading of the reception and security turnstiles. In total over 1500 workstations were replaced.
Key to success of the project has been the integration of a new wayfinding strategy, with navigation greatly improved by a new integrated signage strategy designed by Studio LR and specially commissioned graphics by the artist David Galletly. A sustainable approach to design was adopted with the refurbishment of existing furniture, installation of new LED lighting and appropriate specification of materials, resulting in the Building achieving a Silver SKA accreditation.
Accommodating over 2200 people, the project was undertaken over 12 phases while the building remained fully occupied, with the construction works carried out as a Design and Build Contract with the Contractor Sharkey.

Credits : Photographs by Keith Hunter Photography