Inverdee House


The award winning new regional headquarters for SEPA relocates laboratory and administrative departments into one new building. Although led by SEPA, the project was developed collaboratively with their partners Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee.


The brief laid out a complex technical programme and set a clear challenge to Keppie Design and the rest of the team, to deliver a building, to the highest of environmental standards, which reflects their work in monitoring Scotland’s industrial and urban centres.


The BREEAM Excellent building occupies a remarkable position fronting one of the few remaining working harbours in Britain. The combination of the window pattern spread evenly across the walls and roof combined with the zinc-wrapped façade ensure the building reads as a single unified whole, designed to hold its own in a landscape of oil tanks and industrial sheds.


“Throughout the design process the collaboration with Keppie has been rewarding and enjoyable. Importantly we think the success of this relationship is evident in the outcome, with Keppie fusing a demanding brief and our ethos as an organisation into a striking low carbon building.” - Barbara Davidson, Facilities Co-ordinator, Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Client SEPA
Contact  Barbara Davidson
Dates  Complete 2010
Value  £9.2m
Floor Area  4,500 sqm
Services  Architecture, Interior Design, Landscaping
Awards  BCO Award 2011 - Best Delivered Workplace, Green Apple Award, Property Week Office Award