British Council Edinbourgh

With the opening of the Scottish parliament the British Council decided to move to one of Edinburgh’s most exicting new buildings, the Tun, located in the Scottish capital’s new centre of gravity, Holyrood.

Ian Gunter designed the new 6,000 sq.ft. office space to encourage flexible working practices.

There are a series of different work settings, intended to allow the 80 staff to work in a manner that best suits them, either anywhere within the office, or remotely.

The desking range was designed for Esk by Brian Watson, then with Amalgam and now half of the Wills & Watson partnership.
The Centre won the ‘British Council of Offices’, Best Commercial Workplace, award for Scotland and the UK.
"A new vessel in which Scotland’s political, economic and cultural aspirations within the UK, Europe and the world will ferment – Sir David Steel. Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament"

"It’s a space which makes a clear statement about openness, transparency and democracy. An office of which we can feel proud, which helps us work in new, more flexible and better ways and which is admired by our partners and visitors – Michael Bird. OBE. Director Scotland. British Council"