3-8 St Andrew Square

St Andrew Square Building, Edinburgh

Design: CDA + Gareth Hoskins Architects

Photos of demolition underway on this site for a £75m speculative office, retail and residential development in Edinburgh city centre. The building is for Standard Life Investments Pooled Pension Property Fund and joint venture partner Peveril Securities.

The demolition phase of this major New Town development is expected to last for 6 months with overall completion planned for Q4 2016.

Caltongate

Caltongate, Edinburgh – News, Development

Photos of the Market Street building demolition progress for this major Old Town redevelopment.

The £150m Caltongate development was approved after more than a decade of controversy and planning hurdles. It is a leisure, retail and office development covering a total area of around 220,000 sqft built on a derelict 5-acre gap site in central Edinburgh.
South African backers Artisan Real Estate Investors began construction of the site this summer with the first of the buildings on the site ready by around Christmas 2015.

Scottish Parliament Entrance

Scottish Parliament Building – Holyrood

Design: Enric Miralles – EMBT/RMJM

Built in 2004 and located on the Royal Mile in the Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland

Winner of Stirling Prize + Andrew Doolan Award for Architecture, 2005
Style: contemporary architecture, mixing Catalan + local influences

Edinburgh University Building

Edinburgh University Buildings, George Square

Edinburgh University Buildings

George Square architecture photographs from 14 Sep, featuring Edinburgh University Library by Sir Basil Spence + Glover & Ferguson and the Hume Tower by Robert Matthew, architect – Johnson-Marshall & Partners

St Giles Kirk

St Giles Kirk, Edinburgh, Scotland

St Giles Cathedral is one of Edinburgh’s best known land marks, right at the heart of Midlothian, on The Royal Mile.

In the 16th century, the High Kirk of St Giles under John Knox, was the fountain of the Scottish Reformation and today is known throughout the world as the ‘Mother Church of Presbyterianism’.
St Giles remains the focus of State, national and civic occasions as well as being one of Scotland’s top ten visitor attractions, registering close to half a million visitors each year.

Quartermile

Quartermile, Edinburgh – Flats, Buildings

Quartermile buildings + spaces: images of key architecture around this developing site, taken on 14 Sep 2014

Edinburgh’s Quartermile urban regeneration scheme is poised to benefit from a £170 m 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.

Victoria Street Edinburgh

Edinburgh Old Town Architecture – Buildings, Photos

The Old Town in the heart of Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh.

The area has preserved much of its medieval street plan – with a main spine in a herringbone pattern – and many Reformation-era buildings. It is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Key buildings in the Old Town include St. Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh Castle, the Scottish Parliament Building, Holyrood Palace, the General Assembly Hall of the Church of Scotland, the National Museum of Scotland and the Old College of the University of Edinburgh.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

New photos of The Scottish National Portrait Gallery

The SNPG recently underwent an ambitious £17.6m restoration project with an entirely new presentation of its world-famous collection. 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 percent.