In October 2014, Time Lapse Scotland placed a camera on the rooftop of the Quartermile One building.
Since then, one photograph has been taken every five minutes capturing the construction of Quartermile’s latest landmark project, Quartermile Four. After four months of filming, more than three thousand images were compiled into a captivating time lapse video.
Once complete, Quartermile Four will provide 128,600 sq ft of Grade A offices that will help meet the city’s current demand for commercial space. Indeed, for the first time in several years, the demand for commercial property in the capital is outstripping supply with property consultancy JLL recently saying that office occupier take up was at its strongest rate for a decade in 2014.
The offices found in Quartermile Four will feature modern floor-to-ceiling windows, roof terraces and some will boast stunning views of the glorious historic Edinburgh Castle, The Meadows, Arthur’s Seat and the Pentland Hills.
The time lapse video shows the completion of the structure’s concrete cores as well as the concrete basement and access ramp. Towards the end of the video you can see the steel ‘superstructure’ being erected, which as Quartermile’s construction manager Alan Laidlaw told Q360, is the most impressive and dramatic phase of the whole project.
Alan said: “The steel superstructure is being erected relatively quickly and gives everyone a real feel for the size of the building. Once this frame is complete, the next stage is for the composite slabs to be laid on each floor, followed by the curtain walling and external cladding system, which forms the external skin of the building.”
In April, a huge 500 tonne tower crane is due to be placed on top of the concrete lift shaft, which will be used to install the curtain walling system. This is sure to make for interesting viewing in the next time lapse video which is scheduled to be ready in May this year.
Watch this space…
Once complete, Quartermile will comprise over 900 apartments, in the excess of 350,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation, 65,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space and seven acres of open landscaping. The development is expected to be completed in 2018.