Quartermile Edinburgh – Masterplan

December 2003


Quartermile gets go ahead
Scottish Executive advise no need for Public Enquiry, no conditions

Quartermile received Planning Permission Jul 2003, but delayed due to Historic Scotland demand for Public Enquiry, backed by other heritage/amenity groups

Maggies, Dundee
Frank Gehry is reported to be looking at another project in the Dundee area, for now more images added to the Maggies Dundee page

CEC held interviews 18.12.03 to appoint a Design Champion and the outcome of this will be made public in the near future. It is anticipated that the Design Champion will be announced by the end of January / early February 2004.

Underground Mall
A city business chief today backed plans to create an underground shopping mall in Princes Street Gardens: Galleries

Briery Bank
Third proposal to build houses on the opposite side (south) of the river from St Mary’s in this historic and beautiful setting

Riverside Drive and Abbot’s View, Haddington – initial public meeting took place 09.12.03 re £1.5m programme of improvements planned for modern housing estate
The Saltire Society
Saltire Society Housing Design Awards 2003

Edinburgh Park Station
Opened this month: Edinburgh Park Station

Fruitless Wheelie Bin Exercise
A High Court judge has attacked plans to introduce wheelie bins in Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site

Telford Deal
The house-building giant Miller has bought three sites totalling 26 acres from Telford College, and hope to build about 800 private and affordable residential units.

Telford College is building a £60m campus on a ten-acre site at Granton, the largest (30,000 sqm) purpose-built college in Scotland for 30 years on the gasworks site acquired from Second Site Properties. The four-storey building designed by HOK is to be constructed on the site of the former Granton gasworks is due to be complete by summer 2005, catering for around 20,000 students and 600 staff.

Designers in campus bid
Four architecture firms have been shortlisted to submit designs for Queen Margaret University College‘s new campus in East Lothian.

Recent Additions

john muir dunbar castle succoth avenue napier building
John Muir Dunbar Castle Succoth Avenue Napier

Findhorn Place
Edinburgh house extension by Oliver Chapman Architects

New Houses

Scottish Architects

Scottish Housing

Edinburgh Restaurants

The Tun
holyrood offices
image © Adrian Welch

Scotsman Newspaper
Scotsman Newspaper
photograph © Adrian Welch

Queen’s Gallery
Queen's Gallery Edinburgh
image © Adrian Welch

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