The new Rosebery House will take full advantage of the opportunities on the site and complement the future development in and around the Haymarket.
Originally opened in the 1970’s, much of the buildings key components are now well passed their natural lifespan and not in keeping with the modern office environment.
The proposals for the full redevelopment of Rosebery House provide an exciting and innovative design solution to provide quality Grade A office space, along with a landmark building in this part of the City to complement the existing buildings and new future developments at Haymarket.
Grade A Office Space
In keeping with the council’s aspirations and by maximising the density on the site, it is possible to develop high-quality Grade A office space, that will play a significant role in addressing the deficit for such accommodation in Edinburgh. This was recently noted in the council’s own Commercial Needs Report that advises a requirement for approx. 250,000 sq m. of new office space in the city centre by 2030 (equivalent to a 30% addition to the current stock).
A Pathway to Net Zero
Sustainability is at the forefront of the design of the new building. Aviva has challenged designers to produce a low-carbon building, to be delivered with the lowest possible impact in design, construction and operation. The building will be designed to be compliant with a Net Zero pathway in line with Aviva’s commitment to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050.
The site is located at a key transport hub within Edinburgh City Centre. Haymarket Train Station, Haymarket Tram Stop and bus services and cycle paths are all located next to the site. This provides excellent access within the City Centre, to the rest of the City, Edinburgh Airport and beyond.