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Tanfield House

Door open days


Large administration offices for Standard Life Co, designed by Michael Laird & Partners. Opened in 1991, it incorporates the facade of Tanfield Hall, site of the first Free Church assembly in 1843. The foyer and hall, with its stupendous Holywood-style staircase, will be open. Outside Gerald Laing's Axis Mundi represents the apotheosis of the five wise virgins, finding an obelisk pointing the way to heaven.

Key Information

Architect: Michael Laird & Partners

Building Date: 1991

Where to find us

  • Canonmills
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 5JS