The Maltings is a converted city centre council office, set over three levels in a Grade A listed warehouse stone faced building, developed into 10 flats and a new office suite. The principal challenges that were overcome included:
- Increasing the basement office head-height, by taking the floor level down while supporting the three storey cast-iron column and timber beam ‘pinned’ structure.
- Demolishing the central core of the building to form a new main access walkway, and stairs to the upper level flats.
The site was extremely constricted being in central Edinburgh and undertaken during the new tram-works.