AN HISTORIC building at the heart of Haddington is to be relaunched as a multi-let office building.

Haddington House on Sidegate was previously occupied by property firm Savills.

Plans are now in place for the building to undergo a six-figure refurbishment and modernisation programme.

A planning application has been submitted to East Lothian Council and it is hoped approval will be granted by the summer to allow work to commence in the category A-listed building.

The Lamp of Lothian, a charity founded in 1967 by the late Duchess of Hamilton, is keen for work to get under way on its building within a matter of months.

Jenny Harper, vice-chairman of Lamp of Lothian Board of Trustees, said: “Haddington House is the jewel in the Lamp of Lothian’s crown and our principle revenue-producing asset, which allows us to provide a range of free facilities to the local community.

“The investment we are making in Haddington House will future-proof the building and we are looking forward to welcoming new tenants later in the year.”

The east coast agency branch of Allied Surveyors Scotland has been appointed to market the accommodation, which will provide office space over three floors.

“Haddington is a fast-growing and popular market town and we know there is pent-up demand from businesses looking for good quality office premises,” said Iain Mercer, director of commercial agency (east).