Contractor appointed for Edinburgh St Andrew Square revamp

A computer-generated image of the St Andrew Square project. Picture: Liam Anderstrem

A computer-generated image of the St Andrew Square project. Picture: Liam Anderstrem

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Property developer Chris Stewart Group has appointed construction services firm ISG to build a flagship multimillion-pound office and leisure project as part of the wider redevelopment of The Registers district in Edinburgh.

Part of the comprehensive regeneration of the south-east corner of St Andrew Square, the new mixed-use Mint Building scheme will see ISG create 61,000 square feet of office accommodation and 11,000sq ft of leisure space at ground and basement levels.

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Incorporating an 1860s warehouse, constructed in the Venetian Gothic style, the building will retain and repair the imposing facade, but extend capacity via a new steel frame structure.

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Andy McLinden, managing director of ISG’s Scottish business, said: “There are encouraging signs of growth in the Edinburgh office market and reinvigorating existing assets is a key trend.”

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