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Former Royal Infirmary Redevelopment, Scotland – project originally for Gladedale
Quartermile Edinburgh Property
Quartermile is the title of Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary redevelopment
Quartermile Edinburgh : full background archive 2002-07
This development is a “cosmopolitan mix of luxury apartments, vibrant cafes and thriving businesses in a prime city centre location. Where Victorian buildings and cutting edge design blend seamlessly together. Where the attractions of modern city life are complemented by wide open spaces and breathtaking views of Edinburgh’s greatest landmarks”. The development was master-planned by Foster + Partners.
Every apartment is “beautifully appointed to the highest specification with every component designed to accompany one another perfectly. Designer kitchens boast state-of-the-art, integrated appliances, luxurious bathrooms feature fixtures and fittings from Villeroy and Boch while the well-proportioned bedrooms benefit from stylish, custom wardrobes. Full height windows in the spectacular new build apartments infuse the apartments with natural light. Underground car parking is available by separate negotiation with direct lift access to the car park available from many buildings.”
Quartermile Edinburgh : building photos from 2008
Hurd Rolland Architects:
Boutique Hotel at the centre of Gladedale Capital’s development within the Edinburgh World Heritage Site. The 70 bed hotel with cafes, bars and spa is formed by linking 2 B-Listed medical pavilions designed by architect Sidney Mitchell in 1899 on the site of the former Edinburgh Royal Infirmary building.
The exterior of the buildings have been largely restored and linked by a 3 storey glass enclosed stairway which also forms the western end of a new central square at the heart of Foster & Partners masterplan.
Quartermile architects – Foster & Partners
International Council on Monuments & Sites (UNESCO advisers) reportedly extremely concerned about the impact of this proposal: so-called Twin Towers by architects Foster & Partners apparently may risk Edinburgh World Heritage status
Nov 2005 Update:
perspective mid-2003 by Foster & Partners
Revised plans unveiled showing new square, more houses – from around 650 to approx. 1000 – and reduced hotel & office accommodation. New sketch images also released by Foster & Partners. The Surgical Hospital building will now be used for residential rather than a five-star hotel. Controversially Sydney Mitchell’s Red Home is set to be demolished which will surely reignite negative reaction.
Summer 2005 Update:
PagePark (Glasgow architects office)no longer involved. Richard Murphy Architects (Edinburgh architecture pracctice) doing more housing and CDA brought in. More details awaited.
View of old Royal Infirmary Lauriston, from across The Meadows in 2002
render : Richard Murphy Architects
Quartermile Housing : design by Richard Murphy Architects
The project is named due to the approximate diagonal distance across the site and due to being situated a quarter of a mile from both Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile; the site is approximately 20 acres in size.
The hospital relocates to a £184m building at Little France: New Royal Infirmary
Foster & Partners
Quartermile housing : Richard Murphy Architects
Exclusive Early Images of Richard Murphy Architects’ scheme for this site:
image from Richard Murphy Architects
image from Richard Murphy Architects
Royal Infirmary: Hearts Racing
Plans for the redevelopment of Edinburgh Royal Infirmary submitted by Southside Capital Aug 2002
Quartermile redevelopment : conservation architect Simpson & Brown
Context to this development:
Chalmers St development
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