Dunard Centre, New Edinburgh Concert Hall Building by David Chipperfield Architect, News

Dunard Centre Edinburgh

IMPACT Scotland Project in the New Town – design by David Chipperfield Architects

24 April 2019

Dunard Centre, New Edinburgh Concert Hall Building

Design: David Chipperfield Architects

Dunard Centre, New Edinburgh Concert Hall building design

APPROVAL FOR EDINBURGH’S DUNARD CENTRE

Edinburgh’s first purpose-built music and performance venue for over 100 years will be called Dunard Centre, supported by Royal Bank of Scotland.

Dunard Centre, New Edinburgh Concert Hall building design

The venue, which is the flagship cultural project of the City Region Deal, was agreed for planning approval by the Development Management Sub Committee of City of Edinburgh Council today (24th April).

Dunard Centre, New Edinburgh Concert Hall building design

Welcoming the decision, Sir Ewan Brown, Chairman of IMPACT Scotland said:

“Today’s decision is tremendous news for the City and turns the ambition for a world-class centre for music and performance, into a reality.

Dunard Centre, New Edinburgh Concert Hall building design

“I am particularly pleased to announce today that the official name of the venue will be Dunard Centre supported by Royal Bank of Scotland, this is in recognition of the huge contribution Carol Grigor has made to this project through the charitable trust Dunard Fund.

“We now have the opportunity to create an exciting new venue for everyone, in a building to be proud of.”

Dunard Centre, New Edinburgh Concert Hall building design

Images: David Chipperfield Architects/Hayes Davidson

Speaking during the committee hearing, architect Sir David Chipperfield said:

“This will be a public building that relates to Edinburgh on a civic scale by both fitting in and standing out in order to perform an important social and cultural role in a city with strong established cultural traditions.”

Dunard Centre, New Edinburgh Concert Hall building design

Background:

IMPACT Scotland is the charitable trust overseeing the project to create Dunard Centre supported by Royal Bank of Scotland which will be built just off St Andrew Square in Edinburgh.

Dunard Centre, New Edinburgh Concert Hall building design

The project is receiving £25 million through the Edinburgh City Region Deal (£10 million UK Government, £10 million Scottish Government, £5 million City of Edinburgh Council)

Dunard Centre, New Edinburgh Concert Hall building design

All other funding is being met privately, most significantly from Dunard Fund who, in addition to a substantial donation, are underwriting any capital cost overruns and annual deficits of the centre in the first 3 years of operation.

Dunard Centre, New Edinburgh Concert Hall building design

Dunard Centre supported by Royal Bank of Scotland will comprise; a 1,000-seat auditorium; 200-seat studio; a large foyer for all-day, informal performance; and a café/bar. There will be a range of general-purpose rooms suitable for education, community outreach activities and as conference spaces.

Dunard Centre, New Edinburgh Concert Hall building design

The venue will be for all kinds of music and performance and for education, rehearsal and recording. It will be the new home of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and a principal venue for the Edinburgh International Festival.

Dunard Centre, New Edinburgh Concert Hall building design

Find out more at www.impactscotland.org.uk

Building renderings: David Chipperfield Architects/Hayes Davidson

Previously on Edinburgh Architecture:

5 May 2017

Edinburgh Concert Hall Building by David Chipperfield

David Chipperfield Architects selected for Edinburgh Concert Hall Building

New world-class concert hall moves a step closer

Design: David Chipperfield Architects

Location: immediately behind the historic Dundas House at 36 St Andrew Square.

St Andrew Square Edinburgh aerial photo:
St Andrew Square Edinburgh aerial photo
photo from MLA

Recently completed 3-8 St Andrew Square by CDA / Hoskins Architects:
TK Maxx Edinburgh store
photo © architect Adrian Welch

St Andrew Square Edinburgh aerial view:
St Andrew Square Edinburgh aerial view
photo © webbaviation

35 St Andrew Square Edinburgh building:
35 St Andrew Square Edinburgh building
photo © Adrian Welch

Standard Life Offices George Street:
Standard Life Offices George Street
picture from the architect

St Andrew Square Edinburgh monument:
St Andrew Square Edinburgh monument
photo © Adrian Welch

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