Scottish Widows' major Edinburgh headquarters building is located on land which was formerly the terminal of the Union Canal. The building has an interesting parti of L-shaped block against crescent form with huge atria between. The development of three 5 and 6 storey office buildings around a new public piazza includes a café, restaurant, courtyard and retained former meat market entry (latterly Fat Sams) and links to the Millennium Way between Edinburgh Quay and the city centre.
Distinctive Clashach (Scottish Sandstone) stone with bronze-coloured curtain walling is used for facades. The Scottish HQ reaches eight-storeys high in the crescent and its distinctive curved roof looks out over Edinburgh like a giant eye; consequently it has become one of Edinburgh's landmarks. The HQ build cost was approximately £62 million.
On this project the system used was Fosroc Famguard GS100 to main deck area, Expoband H45 and Nitoseal MS600 into movement joints and Expoband H45 flexible expansion joint membrane.
All products used in this project were manufactured by Fosroc Ltd.