The Rutland Building is a mixed use office development in the heart of the West End of Edinburgh. Completed in 2002, the building was the major component in the re-development of the former Wilkie’s Department Store that had previously occupied the site for over a hundred years. The site itself was unique with frontages to both Shandwick Place, a major city centre shopping street and Rutland Square, one of Edinburgh’s most celebrated Georgian squares.
The new development is 6 storeys high, including a full basement level. The basement and ground floors contain a retail outlet with access and frontage onto Shandwick Place, while the top 4 levels house open plan office space. The office spaces are accessed from Rutland Square via a dramatic glazed atrium space that forms the building’s connection with the north east corner of the square.
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