Bluefloat Energy & Renantis Partnership
7,135 sq ft
Having recently competed the extensive refurbishment programme across Levels 1-4 of 2 Lochrin Square, akp were ideally placed to deliver a new tenant fit out of 7,135 sq ft on the 1st Floor.
2 Lochrin Square comprises a prominent Grade A office building in the heart of Edinburgh’s Exchange District comprising two distinctive office buildings set around an attractive landscaped courtyard.
Our client, the Bluefloat Energy & Renantis Partnership, brings together two organisations aiming to contribute to a world leading floating offshore wind industry in the UK. The Partnership’s new Edinburgh office has been established as a hub from which to develop the UK pipeline of floating offshore wind farms. It will initially house the Bluefloat Energy & Renantis Partnership’s team of almost fifty.
The works were comprised of a full fit out of the office floor including:
- Glazed/solid partition offices/boardroom.
- Formation of kitchen/breakout area, collaboration space, server room, booth seating and Nook.
- M&E works to comprise medication/alterations to existing
- Heating/cooling; additional lighting; adaptation of the existing fire alarm and installation of small power.
Two other contractors were working within the building fitting out other floors.
The surrounding area is highly populated and consists of commercial properties and a main thoroughfare for pedestrians and traffic into and out of Edinburgh and the west end.
The client was keen to ‘bring the outside in’, in order to create a bright, friendly and welcoming agile environment, promoting the optimisation of productivity and health.
Having recently started publishing our Carbon Reduction Plan and with an in-house Green Team in place, sustainability is as important to the Partnership as it is to akp, therefore the reduction of negative impacts on the environment was imperative on fitting out the new space.
The Landlord’s requirement for new suspended ceilings and lighting presented a challenge, this was addressed by retaining or repurposing most.
The yarn for carpet tiles came from recycled fishing nets and other carpets.
Kitchen worktops were manufactured locally and incorporate 85% recycled content, most of which comes from rejected knotted or split timber.
The office, in Edinburgh’s west end, was opened in November 2023 by the Scottish Minister for Energy and the Environment.