Rosebery House redevelopment recommended for refusal

Councillors have been recommended to reject plans by Aviva Investors to redevelop Rosebery House in Edinburgh’s Haymarket.

Rosebery House redevelopment recommended for refusal

Under proposals designed by 3DReid, the 1970s office block will be completely demolished and rebuilt into a “landmark” development with the potential to house over 1,500 office workers by 2025.

With over 158,000 square feet of space, the development will utilise technology such as smart applications and touchless technology to ensure the office is suitable as a post-Covid-19 workplace help working environment.

The developers also said the building would “improve and enhance” the Haymarket area and improve the links to the tram stop and cycle lanes.

Aviva has also assured the council that sustainability will be at the forefront of the design, with the architects focusing on a low-carbon building to be delivered with the lowest possible impact in design, construction and operation.

The developers have also said that the building will include “significant rooftop amenity space” with rainwater collected by the roof system and recycled for use within the building.

Councillors are expected to give their formal decision on January 12.

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