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Refurbishment of St Andrews House: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.


Information requested

1) Any information held on the topic of the refurbishment of St. Andrew's House which is ongoing, including any lists of what is being purchased and the work being undertaken.

Response

St Andrew’s House is a key building in the Scottish Government estate housing over 2,000 civil servants together with ministerial offices, support and other corporate facilities including the media centre.

St Andrew’s House has seen little investment for the last few decades and work is needing done to the building fabric and services. As a heritage building in a UNESCO world heritage location, Scottish Government has stewardship responsibilities to ensure its preservation.

A feasibility study/ investigation has been commissioned which will include specialist advice on how this A-listed building can achieve net zero carbon emissions as well as making the building inclusive and accessible for staff and visitors as we transition to hybrid working.

These investigation works support the early stages of a major refurbishment project in order to determine overall project cost as well as the most efficient means of delivering the works. This stage will complete in the Autumn.

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Contact

Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

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