The City of Edinburgh Council is considering selling off some of the land around Meadowbank Stadium to fund a redevelopment of the site.
Three options are being debated next week, all would require multi-million pound loans.
They have been drawn up by a multi-disciplinary project team appointed by the council, including Deloitte, Edinburgh-based architects Reiach & Hall and The Sports Consultancy along with key partners, sportscotland and Edinburgh Leisure.
Royal College of Surgeons Building Renewal
Redevelopment design: John McAslan + Partners
The UK’s largest and most historic collection of surgical pathology artefacts, including anatomical specimens and surgical instruments, gets a new lease of life thanks to a £2.7m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the UK’s oldest surgical Royal College, today announced that the proposal by John McAslan + Partners to redevelop Surgeons’ Hall Museum has been awarded an HLF grant.
- The Trustees of the Jonathan Speirs Scholarship Fund are pleased to announce that its inaugural award has been made to Alex Stewart, a second year Masters student from the School of Architecture at Parsons, The New School for Design, New York.
- Morrison Construction has been named as the contractor for the Newbattle Centre, which is replacing the current Newbattle Community High School.
Edinburgh Conference News
Shrinking urban areas can reimagine how cities work, say experts. The depopulation of North American and European cities can be an opportunity to reinvent how urban spaces operate and function, according to experts. Urban farming, new creative public spaces, and inner-city wildernesses are among the innovations that citizens can employ when urban populations start to decline. The University of Edinburgh is hosting a 3-day conference.
The Haymarket Starts on Site
Work Set to Start on £200m Edinburgh City Centre Scheme
Network Rail Agreement and Completion of Pre-Lets Signal Start of 650,000 sq ft Haymarket Development Project
Work on The Haymarket, one of Edinburgh’s biggest commercial development projects in the last 10 years, is to start immediately following an agreement to commence enabling works and the completion of a number of key pre-lets.
The Shrub Place gap site on Leith Walk is set to be plugged with a major housing project after planners gave the long-awaited development the green light.
Around 160 homes – a mix of apartments, town houses, and colony-style properties – will be built at the mothballed former bus depot at Shrubhill Place in a revised planning bid that saw the volume of houses reduced by 240.
18 Nov 2013 – new photos of the station development as it nears completion.
The Haymarket train station will be open to the public from December 19, reports the Edinburgh Evening News. The early Christmas present for passengers comes as the Capital readies itself for a bumper 2014 and the lid being lifted on a number of major projects – a working tram network key among them.
The RSA Open is an exhibition of small-scale works by contemporary artists and architects from Scotland and further afield. The exhibition provides a wonderful opportunity to buy unique artworks and in doing so, support artists living and working in Scotland. Traditionally part of the RSA Annual Exhibition, the RSA Open has been rebranded as a stand-alone show featuring RSA Academicians and selected artists and architects from across Scotland.
Cities are changing, and with them, ways of dwelling, including the way we understand and operate within an urban context.
We move around the city, but we don’t always follow the maps and the marked paths. Sometimes, we prefer to draw alternate maps, to build alternate paths, adapting the streets to our desires, rather than the opposite.
Edinburgh’s Quartermile urban regeneration scheme is poised to benefit from a £170 million investment from its new owner in a bid to drive the development forward.
Construction at the 19-acre site largely ground to a halt during the property crash of 2008-9, but a recent upturn in activity means property investor Moorfield, which bought the project from Lloyds-backed developer Gladedale Capital at the end of September, is hopeful of finalising work in 2017.
We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Edinburgh Interiors, Lothian. We aim to include Interior Design projects that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.
We cover completed Edinburgh Interior Designs, new building designs and architectural contests across Lothian. The focus is on contemporary building interiors but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.
Edinburgh Castle has been voted the top UK Heritage Attraction in the prestigious 2013 British Travel Awards, the largest awards programme in the UK. The announcement was made at an industry event. The iconic historic attraction was also awarded the accolade of Top UK Heritage Attraction in 2011 and 2012 and this year was the only Scottish attraction to be short-listed.
Caltongate development Design: Allan Murray Architects
picture from developers
Artisan Real Estate Investors has lodged a detailed planning application for the Caltongate area of the Old Town. Its 220,000 sqft mixed-use scheme will be centred on a £6.5m civic square with office space, a 400-bed hotel, 28 shops, and nearly 200 homes.
Edinburgh Walking Tour News
e-architect now have architecture walking tours in over 60 cities around the world, including Liverpool, Dublin and Cambridge alongside London which is now well established - plus cities such as Barcelona and Prague. Edinburgh Walking Tours
Scottish National Portrait Gallery : Building News + Photos photo : Chris Watt
The project - the first major refurbishment in the Gallery’s 120-year history - restored much of the architect’s original vision, opening up previously inaccessible parts of the building and increasing the public space by more than 60%
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