The Capital Building

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

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The Capital Building St Andrew Square, Edinburgh
The Capital Building, Edinburgh

This beautiful building is located on the corner of George Street and St Andrew Square.

Built between 1938 and 1940 for Caledonian Insurance, the largest insurance company at the time, the Capital Building was designed by architects Leslie Grahame Thomson and Frank J Connell.

In the 1980s, the interior was renovated to be a multi-tenant building for insurance and finance companies.

Further major renovation and modernisation of the building was carried out in 2007.

Two large bronze statues by sculptor Alexander Carrick are above the main entrance.

They represent “Safety” (man with girl) and “Security” (woman with baby and boy).

The Amarone Italian Restaurant is on the ground floor.

The Capital Building St Andrew Square, Edinburgh
The Capital Building, Edinburgh

Sources and Further Reading

The Capital Building – 12-13 St Andrew Square

Leslie Grahame Thomson – Architect

Frank J Connell – Architect

Alexander Carrick – Sculptor

Amarone – Italian Restaurant

The images on this page are licensable via ALAMY – click on any image

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