BCCI building and its Standard Life replacement :: Shared Description

A long-disused office block at the southwest corner of St Andrew Square is being demolished. It was home to the Bank of Credit and Commerce International [BCCI], which failed spectacularly in 1991 with debts of £7billion, after investigations into its affairs showed widespread evidence of money-laundering, fraud and deceit. 30 UK councils lost deposits of £82m,of which the largest was the Western Isles Council, with £24m. As far as I know the building has been unused since then and 23 years after the bank's collapse the site is finally being redeveloped. Watch this space.
by M J Richardson
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NT2574 : Standard Life redevelopment in Edinburgh by M J Richardson
NT2574 : How did that machine get up there? by M J Richardson
NT2574 : Standard Life rising by M J Richardson
NT2574 : South St Andrew Square by M J Richardson
NT2574 : Demolition, St Andrew Square by M J Richardson
NT2574 : The BCCI building - remains of by M J Richardson
NT2574 : St Andrew Square by M J Richardson
NT2574 : Demolition progresses by M J Richardson
NT2574 : Standard Life building nearing completion by M J Richardson
NT2574 : Standard Life Building, 31 August 2016 by M J Richardson
NT2574 : Inside the BCCI building by M J Richardson
NT2573 : Rainbow over Rose Street by M J Richardson
NT2574 : Having a nibble by M J Richardson
NT2574 : Demolition, St Andrew Square by M J Richardson
NT2574 : Standard Life building at St Andrew Square by M J Richardson
NT2574 : The shreds of BCCI by M J Richardson
NT2574 : Cranes on the BCCI building site by M J Richardson
NT2574 : BCCI demolition site by M J Richardson
NT2574 : South St Andrew Square by M J Richardson
NT2574 : Ripping the heart out by M J Richardson
NT2574 : The southwest corner of St Andrew Square by M J Richardson
NT2574 : The BCCI building - 2015 by M J Richardson
NT2574 : Standard Life rising by M J Richardson
NT2574 : The verticals have it! by M J Richardson
NT2574 : Unwanted office block by M J Richardson

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Created: Thu, 14 Aug 2014, Updated: Wed, 4 Nov 2015

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