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Demolition of Royal Bank of Scotland Computer and Data Centre, Dundas Street

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Built in 1968 and extended in 1978 the Brutalist architecture of the Royal Bank of Scotland’s offices on the corner of Dundas Street and Fettes Row stood at odds with the rest of its Georgian New Town surroundings.

Most noticeable were the significant basement levels which housed most of the data storage, it was so important that only few people had access to it and the majority of lifts and stairwells didn’t even have access to the floors.

After lying empty since 2018 the building has been demolished as part of Edinburgh’s biggest development for over a decade. The New Town Quarter is expected to include a hotel, offices and 350 homes.

Demolition of the former Royal Bank of Scotland building on Dundas Street