The Registers, Edinburgh
Edinburgh’s past, present and future … a city centre gem intertwining the contemporary and the traditional.
Chris Stewart Group acquired the former Royal Bank of Scotland headquarters in Edinburgh’s iconic and prestigious St Andrew Square in summer 2014. The buildings consist of 42 St Andrew Square, 28-52 West Register Street and 15-17 South St Andrew Street.
42 St Andrew Square is an impressive neoclassical bank building completed in 1942, with a top lit entrance atrium and double height banking hall and reflects the art deco era of 1930s America. The proposals for the buildings on West Register Street and South St Andrew Street comprise a striking Venetian Gothic facade dating from the 1860s and linked sympathetically to a contemporary new build office created from beautiful, high quality stone and glazing.
Combining more than 15,000 sqft of stylish ground floor restaurant and bar space together with 61,000 sqft of best in class grade A office accommodation and more than 50 beautifully-appointed serviced residential apartments, The Registers will offer a new city centre destination for locals, visitors, tourists and office occupiers alike.
In addition to the new buildings and uses, CSG’s plan as part of The Registers development is to create a vibrant, active area around the buildings to provide an attractive and safe environment for all. The proposals allow for West Register Street, between St Andrew Square and Register Place, to be pedestrianised with the cobbled roadways and paved footpaths relaid to create a smooth, shared surface. Lighting, street furniture and greenery will be used to enhance both the ambience and security of the external area. With this investment in the public realm, The Registers will become the gateway to the wider Register Lanes area (which is itself subject of a £100 million redevelopment championed by the City of Edinburgh Council), which includes buildings under RBS, National Records of Scotland and Henderson TIAA ownerships, as well as the £850 million St James Quarter development.
Planning permission was granted in principle by City of Edinburgh Council in early December 2015 and work is expected to start on site in spring 2016.
For more information on the proposed office development and serviced apartments as well as the leisure opportunities that will be available, please take a look at The Mint Building, 42 St Andrew Square and Eat & Drink at The Registers.
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