No2 Freer Street office development completes

A photograph of No2 Freer Street, an office building in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh.

Construction of the flagship No2 Freer Street office building in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh has completed.

No2 Freer Street - a landmark grade A office development by Vastint Hospitality in the Fountainbridge neighbourhood of Edinburgh - has achieved practical completion.

The 5,533 square metre (59,554 square foot) seven storey office building offers floorplates ranging from 186 square metres (2,000 square feet) to 883 square metres (9,500 square feet). Features include a multi-use reception with a café and breakout and meeting rooms, a rooftop terrace with views to the Firth of Forth and Edinburgh Castle, and 13 parking spaces and 46 cycle spaces. The building has achieved EPC 'A' and BREEAM 'Very Good' ratings.

The building was designed by architectural practice 3DReid, alongside structural engineers Fairhurst and mechanical and electrical engineers RSP Consulting Engineers. The principal contractor was McLaughlin & Harvey, with HD Property Consultants as project manager. 

No2 Freer Street forms part of Vastint Hospitality's "New Fountainbridge" development, which also features 234 homes, a 262-bedroom Moxy hotel, and ground-floor commercial space adjacent to the Union Canal. Other major developments in the area include Moda Living's Springside project and the City of Edinburgh Council's Fountainbridge regeneration project.

This project represents the regeneration of an important city centre brownfield site which has sat vacant for ten years. With the delivery of the office building at Freer Street, phase 1 is now complete. The start of the construction of phase 2 is planned for this summer. It will deliver new homes to provide high quality living over a variety of property types including town houses, single storey and duplex apartments, and penthouse suites with roof top terraces. It is a special location steeped in history. Located between the main business district, Union Canal and Bruntsfield and the Meadows, there are a host of amenities. It is surprising how well the different functions work on this site, the aim is for them to reinforce each other in order to create a vibrant destination for working, living and enjoying.

- Chris Jetten, Development Manager, Vastint Hospitality

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Published: 12th May 2021