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Edinburgh News August 2002

Construction + Architectural Development in Lothian, Eastern Scotland

Edinburgh Building News in August 5-11 2002

Galleries Architect Shortlist announced
Princes Street shortened £100m underground Edinburgh Galleries scheme by Edinburgh City Council-owned developer EDI Group and Dutch property company MAB – who are jointly masterminding the scheme:-Allan Murray Architects
Allies & Morrison Architects
Dixon & Jones
Elder & Cannon
Erick Van Egeraat Associated Architects
Gareth Hoskins Architects
Jo Coenen & Co Architects
Lifschutz Davidson
Narud Stokke Wiig
Page & Park Architects
Richard Murphy Architects
Rick Mather Architects

Bus Depot
Wimpey’s application will be decided 14 August by the Council’s Development Quality Subcommittee, which meets at 10am in the City Chambers, High Street.

No comment by the architects; letter from campaigners below:-

“Dear Adrian, you may be interested to know, that we are quite confident that Wimpey’s scheme (“a large urban fabric with penetrations” as Wimpey’s architect
described it so memorably) will be turned down, if not by Wednesday’s
Planning Committee, then by the Scottish Executive on appeal. Why?”

Shrub Place Letter in full + Press Release
Wimpey six-storey 314-flat scheme for Shrub Place, Jenkins & Marr Architects, set to get go ahead next week
The proposed £30 million transformation of a derelict bus depot into luxury flats ‘looks’ set to get the go-ahead – despite a flood of protests from neighbours…. Alan Henderson describes the plans are a “good representative of contemporary design.

Powerful forms of Gorgie Whisky Bonds are set to be demolished despite support by Malcolm Fraser
Edinburgh Whisky Bonds

Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh
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The Landform Ueda earth sculpture project was intended by creator Charles Jencks to be used for picnics and to display other sculpture.

Infirmary Hearts Racing
Plans for the redevelopment of Edinburgh Royal Infirmary have recently been submitted by Southside Capital….Fosters, the master-planner for the development, has not fully recognised the inherent qualities and character of the area. It has attempted to impose its own design philosophy too heavily and has ignored the identity of many of the surrounding buildings…The majority of the new buildings within the site are monstrously large.

Usher Hall
The design of a planned £9m facelift for Edinburgh’s Usher Hall has come under fire from The Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland and heritage watchdogs
Richard Murphy Architects – Model Exclusive:
Quartermile Hotel

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Architecture in Edinburgh

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RBS Gogarburn
Royal Bank of Scotland
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Haymarket Station
Haymarket Station
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Edinburgh Castle

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