Begun in the early 1990s with a masterplan by Richard Meier, Edinburgh Park is a linear development, running north / south along the western edge of the city of Edinburgh. As part of the Dixon Jones masterplan to redevelop the site, AHMM has designed several office-led mixed use buildings providing over half a million square feet of workplace, and related amenity facilities.
No.1 New Park Square is the first of these buildings, completed in early 2022. It forms an important landmark which signals the end of the existing park and Loch Ross, and creates a backdrop to a new civic square designed by Gross Max.
A colonnade runs around the ground floor on the north, west and south sides, connecting the square to the nearby tram stop. At ground floor, a café and a restaurant / music venue opens out onto the new public square. The building also houses a 200-seat conference centre with four storeys of flexible office space above. The office floors are designed to allow for multiple configurations, allowing the space to be let as a single office space or split for up to four tenants. Generous floor to ceiling heights improve daylighting, thermal comfort and reduce energy in use over time.