Standard Life Assurance Co

'Tanfield House' Administrative Offices, Canonmills, Edinburgh

1.

May 1987

The back of Tanfield House, before Standard Life development started

 The Building that was to become Tanfield House - Administraive Offices of The Standard Life Assurance Company

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                          Photograph taken May 3, 1987

2.

April 1989

The back of Tanfield House, with the framework for the new office being built

Tanfield House  -  Administration Offices for Standard Life  -  under construction, 1989

Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                          Photograph taken April 15, 1989

 

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    The Building that was to become  Tanfield House - Administraive Offices of The Standard Life Assurance Company

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    Tanfield House  -  Administration Offices for Standard Life  -  under construction, 1989

 

Tanfield House

Standard Life

New Administration Offices

Tanfield House and the surrounding land at Tanfield was acquired by The Standard Life Assurance Company as a site for their new Administration Offices.  These offices opened in 1991.

The large stone building, formerly occupied by Morrison & Gibb was retained and large open-plan glass-fronted offices, with three domes to let in the daylight were built adjoining the back of the stone building.  The whole complex was named 'Tanfield House'.

Photo 1
(above)

May 1987

Photo 1 looks to the east towards the back of the former Morrison & Gibb offices, after the site had been acquired by Standard Life and the area behind these offices had been cleared to allow the development to proceed.

The building that was to become Standard Life's Admin Office -  Tanfield House at Canonmills

Photo 2
(above)

April 1989

Photo 2 shows is a similar view, taken a couple of years later, when the framework for the new glass-fronted part of Tanfield House was well advanced.  Note that the old stone building is to be given a new roof, and a new wall where the steel structure can be sen on the left.

Tanfield House  -  Administration Offices for Standard Life  -  under construction, 1989

April 1989

Please click on the thumbnail image below to see the new wall, almost complete, one month later:

Tanfield House  -  Administration Offices for Standard Life  -  under construction, 1989

1993

This view looks at the front of Tanfield House, about two years after it opened as Standard Life Administration Offices.

Standard Life's Admin Office -  Tanfield House, Canonmills, after resotration

2006

By around 2006, the number of staff employed by Standard Life (but not the amount of business being written) had declined, and Tanfield House was put on the market.  It has now (in 2011) been redeveloped internally and split into a number of smaller offices, not yet all fully occupied.

 

Tanfield

Standard Life  inside Tanfield House

Edinburgh at Work

     

 

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