Project Overview

project name: Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo – Office Refurbishment, 1 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh
quantity surveyor: Hardies
client: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
services consultant: Harley Haddow
value: £3.2m
structural engineer: David Narro Associates
architect: Malcolm Fraser Architects/Calum Duncan Architects
main contractor: Taylor and Fraser

Taylor and Fraser were appointed to carry out the conversion and refurbishment of the 1863 ‘B’ listed 1 Cochrane Street within Edinburgh’s historic city centre. The works involved removal of existing lift and lift shaft, the conservation and repairs to the adjacent affected stair and creation of a new service lift atrium area with extension to the rear courtyard, external fabric repairs, creation of offices and retail/ticket office spaces and toilets, new high-quality offices and conferencing facilities, replacement of mechanical and electrical installations, and redecoration works.

Scope of Work

  • Works associated with Grade “B” listed building
  • Land-locked city centre location
  • Structural underpinning, downtakings, and alterations
  • Conservation and repairs to existing historic stonework façade
  • Conservation and refurbishment of slate roofing, leadwork, and cast-iron gutters and downpipes
  • Creation of new Atrium extension to incorporate new lift installation and improved social space
  • Reinstatement of original stairs
  • Complex new roof installation incorporating Zinc roofing and cladding
  • New curtain walling
  • Creation of new service risers
  • Complete new heating and ventilations systems
  • Comfort cooling systems
  • Complete electrical re-wire, incorporating IT, fire alarm, and security
  • New external and internal drainage
  • Floor, wall, and ceiling finishes
  • Decoration works
  • Specialist fit-out works and shop fitting including sales office & retail spaces
  • External courtyard created within the land-locked rear of the building which incorporated paths, trees, shrubs, and bespoke furniture