Arranged around communal, interactive spaces, the 2,100m 2scheme, for Scottish Enterprise Edinburgh and Lothian, will create a range of office accommodation for start-up firms, and will be managed by an operator that offers business advice and support.
Clad in untreated Scottish larch cladding, the building includes a new café facility and will boast a glulam timber frame.
Practice director Alan Anthony said: 'We have imported products and systems from the residential and industrial sectors to achieve a more environmentally conscious, cost-efficient solution that challenges the accepted model without compromising BCO standards for offices.
'Throughout the project there has been a drive to employ off-site and prefabricated solutions, in conjunction with the almost total elimination of wet trades.
'For example, prefabricated timber-floor cassettes, as used in residential developments, are proposed as an eco-friendly alternative to concrete planks or poured slab,' Anthony added.
The project will start on site in June and is expected to open its doors by March next year.