Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Scottish Widows moving from Dalkeith Road building from October

Built in the 1970s, the honeycomb-shaped building opposite the Commonwealth Pool has been occupied by Scottish Widows ever since.

But they are moving out - and soon.  See the notification sent to me:


"I wanted to let you know that we will be relocating a number of our colleagues based in your ward a short distance across Edinburgh by the end of the year.
Staff in our Dalkeith Road office have been told the building will be closing, with all roles moving to our other three offices across the city by the end of the year. In total, around 2,000 colleagues will be moving.
It will mark the end of an era when we hand back the keys to the building which has been home to Scottish Widows since it first opened in 1976. While it will be up to the landlords to decide what to do with the building, we hope it is put to good use and we will be sorry to leave.
Today’s announcement is part of our plan to reduce the number of sites we operate across and is not affected by the outbreak of COVID-19. We have unused space in our other three Edinburgh offices – Port Hamilton, New Uberior House and Citymark – which we are able to relocate colleagues to. . . 
We expect to start moving our colleagues to their new offices from October. For now, they will continue to work as normal which will mean continuing to work from home. For those that are going into the office, social distancing measures are in place with signage, posters and floor stickers used to remind staff and anyone visiting that the guidance applies throughout the building."

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