Royal London Group

22 Haymarket Yards

  • Location
  • Size
    47,000 sq ft
  • Sector

Following a strategic review, and a significant increase in home working, the decision was taken to consolidate Royal London Group’s Edinburgh offices into one building, 22 Haymarket Yards.

Form DC were appointed to develop the workplace strategy and the design for RLG's new Edinburgh headquarters.

Building occupancy and projected growth data informed the requirements of the consolidated office, showing an increase in demand for socialisation and collaboration space, but also areas for focused working.

A brand new restaurant was also seen as an important asset for supporting the health and wellbeing of RLG’s people.

The restaurant is a flexible, multi-purpose area, which provides dining, space for events, informal meetings and individual working. Circulation routes are key to separating these different areas.

Larger soft seating areas were placed around the periphery of the space, with flexible products utilised in the centre, ensuring the optimum balance between comfort and mobility.


An outdoor terrace was designed in a previously unutilised roof space, providing additional wellbeing area, improved accessibility and wheelchair access.

A suite of larger meeting rooms were created, with excellent acoustics, to support new ways of working, group collaboration and an increase online meetings.

The use of existing furniture ensures a truly sustainable and cost-effective solution.

This project has been popular with both staff and visitors, and Form DC continue to support RLG with In Use reviews and the development of future workplace strategies.