Work is under way on plans to create a new library and neighbourhood office in Craigmillar.
The £8 million project is expected to conclude with the opening of the new East Edinburgh and Craigmillar Neighbourhood Office and Library in early 2013.
It will bring staff from different council departments together on one site with partner agencies.
Council leader Jenny Dawe said: “This will improve and encourage joint working, making it easier for the community to access the services they want and need.
“The new building supports the regeneration of Craigmillar and will be at the heart of the new town centre.”
As well as providing a new community space, there will be a modern library delivering a wide range of activities for all ages.
The project is the second Hub South East Scotland project in Edinburgh – the first, Drumbrae Library and Community Hub, is expected to be completed early next year.