The Charlotte Square Collection, Edinburgh


Corran Properties is the driving force behind an inspirational strategy to restore the fortunes of one of the world’s finest urban architectural treasures, the Robert Adam designed Georgian townhouses of Charlotte Square.  A portfolio of twenty one townhouses was assembled between 2009 and 2013 and this is now promoted as The Charlotte Square Collection.

Forming part of James Craig’s plan for Edinburgh’s First New Town, the frontages of Charlotte Square were designed by Robert Adam to represent single Palace façades, concealing the terraced townhouses that sit behind. Work on the Square commenced after Adam’s death but it remains the enduring legacy of this most famous of British architects.

For the first time since its conception in 1767 the majority of Charlotte Square is now being managed as an estate where long-term occupational sustainability can be married with modern building technologies to produce office accommodation of the very highest quality within the context of Grade A listed buildings whose stunning interiors can be sensitively restored and preserved.

The restoration of six vacant and partially dilapidated townhouses on the south side of the Square completed in November 2013. The first of these buildings were pre-let to Cornelian Asset Managers and Ruffer LLP.  Lettings to Badenoch & Co and Syz & Co followed shortly after completion.

On the north side of the Square, No. 9 has been sensitively renovated and is now the head office of the private bank, Hampden & Co.

In June 2015 the refurbishment of Nos. 10/11 completed with pre-letting to Old Mutual Global Investors and the Institute of Directors.

Further bespoke redevelopment projects within the portfolio are in the pipeline for 2019/2020, including double townhouses at 20/21 and 24/25 Charlotte Square plus two single townhouses, numbers 22 and 23.

Further information is available on the Charlotte Square Collection website –

Corran Properties is Asset and Development Manager for The Charlotte Square Collection.