BCO Research Presentation & Tour of Greenside, BCO Regional Award Winner 2018

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Join the BCO for this informative research presentation and tour of ‘Greenside', Edinburgh – BCO’s 2018 Regional Award Winner of the ‘Refurbished/Recycled Workplace’ category.

Start Date / Time 22 Aug 2018 17:30
End Date / Time 22 Aug 2018 20:00
Venue Greenside, 12 Blenheim Place, Edinburgh, EH7 5JH
National No
Region Scotland
Available to Non Members Yes


Alastair Forbes, Architectural Director at Ryder Architecture, and author of BCO research Adaptive Reuse and the Contemporary Office will present key findings from the report. With a significant proportion of the UK office stock consisting of existing buildings, adaptive re-use seems an appropriate strategy for meeting the changing office demands of owners, developers and occupiers. As a result, adaptive re-use is increasingly becoming an integral strategy to improve the financial, environmental and social performance of buildings. This report considers the drivers, opportunities and challenges of adaptive reuse through analysis and case studies.

Chris Stewart Group will then introduce the Greenside development project. Located outwith Edinburgh’s traditional office core, CSG set out to turn a contemporary office building into a calm and peaceful retreat which would appeal to a wide range of occupiers. The building, originally constructed in 1988, was redeveloped into a contemporary multi-let environment, offering occupiers customised design options including an industrial ‘defurbished’ specification. A larger reception space adds prominence and visibility to the street approach, creating an attractive external terrace which has contributed to Greenside’s commercial success.

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17.30   Registration

18.00  Welcome from Bill Ritchie, BCO Committee Chair

18.05   Research presentation by Alastair Forbes, Architectural Director at Ryder Architecture

18.25   Project presentation of Greenside

18.45   Building tours

19.15   Drinks and networking

20.00  Event close