Creative agency moves into revamped historic Norloch House

Noloch House - exteriorSmolka Strachan and Ryden have completed the refurbishment of Norloch House in Edinburgh on behalf of Millard Estates.

Creative agency Whitespace will relocate from nearby Randolph Place to lease the whole of Norloch House on a 10-year lease at £23 per sq ft following Millard Estates’ substantial upgrade of the classic Victorian stone-built, Grade C Listed property at 36 King’s Stables Road in the west end of the city.

Architects 3DReid completely redesigned the interior of the building, aided by consulting engineers Harley Haddow. Contractors Sharkey implemented the works and the building now provides 13,033 sq ft of high quality open plan office space with onsite car parking within an attractive landscaped environment.

John Millard, chairman of Millard Estates, said: “We are absolutely delighted with the outcome of this major refurbishment and congratulate the contractors and the entire professional design team. Great spaces have been created in this historic building which we hope will serve Whitespace very well.”

Iain Valentine, joint managing partner of Whitespace, said “We searched and searched for a new home for the Whitespacers, for somewhere that would provide us and our clients with the best base to continue delivering great creative work. We’re really excited to be moving into Norloch House, at the foot of Edinburgh Castle, towards the end of the summer.”

Peter I’Anson, agency partner at Ryden, added: “The development was at an early stage when Whitespace’s interest emerged and the quality and unique proposal seemed a natural fit for this creative agency.”

Norloch House was built in 1893 as a church hall for St Cuthbert’s Parish Church and converted to offices in the late 1980s to form the Edinburgh office of Hill Samuel Investment Bank. Millard Estates acquired it in late 2006 when it was leased to Lloyds Bank PLC and occupied by environmental and engineering consultants ERM and Aecom.

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