Statement of significance: St Andrew’s house Edinburgh

St Andrew’s House is vitally important to the heritage of Edinburgh and is a key building in telling the story of the people of Scotland. Calton Hill has long been a position of importance upon the Edinburgh skyline, previously playing host to two prisons and is now home to the main offices for the government of Scotland.

Desmonde Associates were recently commissioned to produce a Statement of Significance for the entire internal and external areas – the Cornish company were chosen due to their team’s previous expertise in historic building surveying and remediation works. Preserving and recording heritage is the primary function of a Statement of Significance, it allows future works to be designed in such a way, to have minimal impact on heritage.   Pictures show conservation works St. Andrew’s House 2021.


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