Whiteburn - The Tun
Whiteburn Portfolio: The Tun
Whiteburn secured an option on the former East Tun building on the Scottish Courage brewery site, just prior to the Donald Dewar’s announcement that Holyrood was chosen to be the location for Scotland’s new parliament.
Following a design competition, we appointed Allan Murray Architects, who then obtained consent for a mixed-use development –retaining the old brewery shell and adding a striking new facade canted onto Holyrood Road.
From here we initially secured the BBC as anchor tenant, before adding a further array of government, public sector and cultural occupiers (British Council, European Parliament, Scottish Enterprise) and a pub, plus in the interim the Scottish Parliament visitor centre, which was then converted to an oriental restaurant and bar.
The Tun went on to win the British Council for Offices (BCO) awards for Best Commercial Workplace in Scotland and the UK – a testament to Whiteburn’s place-making achievement.
Whiteburn held The Tun as an investment to first review, then sold on to an investment fund.
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What People Say About Us
Very happy with everything – we’re delighted. We haven’t anything that we would do differentlyRachel and Gary – Caerlee Mill
We certainly have no qualms in recommending your company. Whiteburn are a super positive company to be dealing with and to buy a home from. The service across the whole of the company, from the sales team, through to the guys on site, has been excellentMike and Joyce – Caerlee Mill
We’re delighted with the new home. The finish is lovelyLea and Roger – Caerlee Mill
I highly recommend for heating/insulation… but also the house being flooded with light. I love the big windows and it’s wonderful to have a really well insulated house and yet not compromise on having big windows, allowing light to flood inKay – Caerlee Mill
Throughout the process the quality of information supplied and standard of service from the whole team at Caerlee Mill has been excellent. We expected a quality home and we’ve not been disappointedJim and Jennifer – Caerlee Mill
We’re so happy with our new home 🙂 The build quality is superb, the storage is excellent and we love that we can see the hills from every one of the great-sized windows. Alan and I particularly like the look and feel of Caerlee Mill because it’s not a typical big, new-build estate. It has a unique style that’s semi-industrial and the house exteriors are all a bit different, which we loveAlan’s Family – Caerlee Mill
In terms of standout features, we love the use of space, the use of natural light is amazing, and the practicality of the layout means every space is maximisedLindsey – Caerlee Mill
My favourite thing in our new home is the kitchen – it is where I seem to spend most of my time! – and it’s finished to such a high standard….I have got to say I love itAlly and Dan – Caerlee Mill
Stand-out features are “The warmth and light. The house is well designed so there’s lots of light coming in. Our main room is north facing and worried it would be a bit dark, but there are plenty windows and lots of light coming inAlistair and Helen – Caerlee Mill
Friendly service with fantastic communication throughout. The finish quality is excellent and the aftercare service has been exceptional.Janette – Ashludie House
I am so pleased with my apartment. From the moment I walked in it had the wow factor. My friends and family all comment on how modern and amazing it looks. I always look forward to getting home to seeing the grand entrance hall and settling down in my open plan living space, looking out my bay window.Karen – Ashludie House
The flat has exceeded expectations in terms of design, quality of fittings and particularly its outstanding vistas in all directions. It has genuinely earned a ‘wow’ response from all our visitors. The development is set in beautifully landscaped grounds and has excellent transport links with key resources within the city. Our contacts with the development company and the contractors at all levels have been both effective and cordial. We are happy to recommend Whiteburn.Ian and Isobel – Parkview, Dundee