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Fountain Brewery, Edinburgh

Fountainbridge Redevelopment : Oberlanders + Allan Murray Architects

20 Feb 2012

Fountainbridge Development

Edinburgh Financial District Expansion News
The Evening News today report that a massive expansion to Edinburgh’s financial district is set to be built on the site of the Fountain Brewery. The Council have admitted only a fraction of the 11.5-acre site will be needed for the new school.

Aswell as office buildings for an expanded Edinburgh Financial District there would be new homes, a canal boat marina, cafes, bars and restaurants, student housing for Edinburgh Napier University and a public park.

In November we reported that a new Boroughmuir High School may be built on the old Scottish and Newcastle Brewery site at Fountainbridge. The City of Edinburgh Council have just launched a public consultation on the high school renewal proposal.

10 Nov 2011

Fountainbridge Brewery

Boroughmuir High School, Fountainbridge
A new Boroughmuir High School might be built on the old Scottish and Newcastle Brewery site at Fountainbridge after the seller – Lloyds Banking Group – accepted a council bid. Edinburgh City Council has secured preferred bidder status, which means the site will be bought subject to the conclusion of missives. The deal also has to be approved at a full council meeting on 24 November. The purchase, from Lloyds Banking Group, is set to be confirmed before the end of the year. A new HBOS office development had been planned for the site before it was taken over by Lloyds TSB. 10 Nov 2011

Fountainbridge Development – demolition works underway on the old Fountainbridge Brewery site, 18 Jul 2011:
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photos © Adrian Welch

Fountainbridge Brewery Approval
Masterplan by Allan Murray Architects for former site of Fountainbridge Brewery approved by planners. The outline scheme is a mixed-use development, including residential, retail, leisure and student housing. Agents for the application are CB Richard Ellis Ltd and Lloyds Banking Group. The redevelopment of the Fountainbridge site could also include the demolition of the listed former North British Rubber Company building, although that would require separate consent. 12 May 2011

Fountain North : images released 2007

Freer Street
Allan Murray’s Fountainbridge housing project Minded to Grant Jun 2006. This housing for Buredi is going on site early 2007
Approx. cost: £80m
Includes new footbridge over the Union Canal

Fountain North
Former McEwan’s brewery: offices, retail, homes, park
Fountain North Fountainbridge, Edinburgh
model images by Oberlanders Architects

Joint Venture of AMA (New Town) Ltd, Grosvenor and the Royal Bank of Scotland byOberlanders Edinburgh

Fountainbridge Masterplan
EDI are helping to develop this project, with Allan Murray Architects designing a ‘new street’ onto the Union Canal. The site belonged to Scottish & Newcastle and contained the Tartan Club (Scottish & Newcastle Social Club).

Fountain North, Edinburgh
masterplan: aerial image by Allan Murray Architects

“AMA are delighted to have worked with the City of Edinburgh Council to develop their development brief for the Fountainbridge area of Edinburgh. The proposals envisage the creation of a stunning new “urban village” with public squares linking the upgraded and potentially expanded Union Canal with Fountainbridge and the West Approach Road. A diverse mix of uses on the 32 hectares would include residential, commercial, retail, cultural and leisure with underground car-parking freeing up the ground for gardens and high quality pedestrian spaces. The West Approach Road and Fountainbridge would be transformed into a magnificent tree-lined boulevards with wide pavements.The proposals have recently been approved by the CEC”

fountainbridge brewery
Canal + existing Tartan buildings, image © Adrian Welch

Fountain Brewery, Gilmore Park, Edinburgh by Allan Murray Architects
Proposed mixed development with 190 housing units, retail space, commercial space, public open space and associated parking and service areas. Submitted for planning.

Fountain North
Jan 2005 Update – further down page

Fountain Brewery
photo © adrian welch sep 2006

Fountain Brewery to close
Scottsh + Newcastle Brewery image © Adrian Welch

Scottish & Newcastle is expected to reveal plans to close its flagship 150-year old Fountain Brewery in Edinburgh at a staff meeting 17.02.04.

building image © Adrian Welch

This is the last major industry in Edinburgh’s central area and will create interest for developers, especially with proximity to the Lochrin Basin – Fountainbridge development ‘Edinburgh Quay’.

Fountain Brewery, Edinburgh – Images in October 2004 prior to redevelopment:
Edinburgh Brewery Fountainbridge Buildings
Fountainbridge images © Adrian Welch

Adjacent Buildings include Scottish Widows, Fountain Park and City Travel Inn


Fountain North : Jan 2005 Update
Fountain North
Fountainbridge Development


Missoni Hotel Edinburgh

Harvey Nichols

Citymark: Fountainbridge development
The Citymark building on a site between Gardner’s Crescent and Fountainbridge, will have a total of 80 flats when complete. Citymark is being built by Fountainbridge Developments, a joint venture company between AB Hamilton and Bank of Scotland.
May 02
Citymark, Fountainbridge:

Fountain Park – Cinema, Fountainbridge
Fountainbridge, Edinburgh
Fountain Park, Edinburgh: image © Adrian Welch

Fountain Park Leisure Complex, Dundee St, Edinburgh: 0131 228 9784

Scottish Architecture

Springside Quarter, Fountainbridge

S&N Tartan Club
Fountainbridge, Edinburgh – Michael Laird Architects’ designs for the site:
Fountainbridge, Edinburgh
Scottish & Newcastle – Tartan Club: Fountainbridge image from Michael Laird Architects
Fountainbridge brewery site : proposal

Buildings / photos for the Fountain Brewery Architecture pages welcome

Fountainbridge Brewery Buildings : page