Client: NHS Lothian
Architects: Simon Laird Associates
Fit out: Elmwood
When NHS Lothian took up occupancy of the former GPO building at the heart of Edinburgh city centre, they were looking for a ﬂexible ofﬁce ﬁt out and fast – which is exactly what Elmwood, in partnership with principal architect Simon Laird Associates, delivered.
Working with 36,000 sq ft across two ﬂoors, we created three distinct areas. On the second ﬂoor east lies the reception and board room, while on the second ﬂoor west is the main open plan working area complemented by streamlined meeting rooms housed behind glazed partitions, plus staff café. Situated on the ﬁfth ﬂoor meanwhile, is a suite of bespoke cellular-style executive ofﬁces. All of which we were able to fit out to our customary high standard in just 11 weeks.
“As a main contractor, Elmwood successfully managed all sub contractors and ensured a high standard of workmanship. Very quickly we formed good relations with the Elmwood site staff, from contracts management to the men on the ground, joiners, brickies, labourers all of whom became part of the family.”
General Manager, Castlemilk Credit Union