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CEC unveil further details of 'String of Pearls' proposals. Apparently the new tram line has helped attract the interest of three hotel operators, jewellery stores and fashion stores, who are all in talks about opening on Princes Street.
The concept involves blocks along Princes St developing with distinct characteristics.
Plans also include public courtyards at the back of key buildings such as Boots and Marks & Spencer, shopping arcades between Princes St and Rose St. 281108
Princes Street Hotel News
The first new hotel on Princes Street for 50 years looks set for redesign due to mounting opposition from heritage groups: Princes Street Hotel 10 Sep 2008
Princes Street hotel
First new hotel on Princes Street in more than 50 years proposed, May 2008. Architect - SMC Hugh Martin Architects. Located in upper floors of 121-123 Princes Street (near Castle Street) - 100-bedroom hotel, with womenswear firm New Look signed up for lower levels.
Premises currently occupied by souvenir shop The Pride of Scotland, with upper floors empty. The building was bought by Belfast property group Deramore in 2007.
‘String of Pearls’
The City of Edinburgh Council with Broadway Malyan, produced a Development Framework for the regeneration of the area between Princes Street and Rose Street Lane North stretching from Calton Hill to Haymarket.
The purpose of this framework document is to set out development principles to guide and co-ordinate development and investment in the centre.
The document lists three development priciples: To reconcile the needs of the historic environment with the requirements of contemporary users; optimise the site's potential through a retail-led mixed use development and create a high quality built environment and public realm. Aug 2007
Princes Street - Masterplan
The former owner of Jenners - whose family own the Mount Royal Hotel - has warned a £200m bid to transform Princes Street is facing failure because it does not have the support of major property owners. Apparently the Council has yet to approach all the owners and it is suggested does not have the finance to buy them out where proposed for demolition.
Edinburgh City Centre Management Company (ECCMC) appointed the Dutch firm AM Developments in October to draw up a ten-year master plan for the city centre. This is the third study ECCMC has been involved in. AM Developments is not being paid for its work drawing up the latest masterplan. There has been controversy over architectural procurement too.