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Grassmarket, Edinburgh : Architecture

Renewal of historic market place, Scotland

Grassmarket Regeneration

£5m redevelopment completed 14 Dec 2008
Further work in Jan 2009 includes marking out in cobbles where the hangman stood

News Update Sep 2007:
10 phases until Autumn 2008: 1st phase Sep-Dec 2007

Grassmarket Redevelopment
photo © Adrian Welch, Nov 2007

First phase : works at north side of the Grassmarket between Flodden Wall and just east of Castle Wynd South. Work to include lifting cobbles for cleaning/shaping before relaying in a traditional Edinburgh pattern; Caithness stone to be laid among the trees in new events area.

Grassmarket Renewal
photo © Adrian Welch, Nov 2007

New elements include:-
new events area
underground recycling facility
improved surface materials/design
improved CCTV
decorative direction signs

Grassmarket Buildings

Key Grassmarket building : Dance Base

Missoni Hotel Edinburgh
Hotel Missoni
photo © Adrian Welch

Grassmarket hotel – Apex Hotel incl. Metro restaurant
Apex Hotel Edinburgh
picture from the hotel

Grassmarket : adjacent buildings to west

Grassmarket restaurants : more local restaurants

Grassmarket hotel – Apex City Hotel incl. agua restaurant

Grassmarket context : Edinburgh Old Town

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

Scottish Poetry Library
Scottish Poetry Library
photograph © Keith Hunter

Forth Bridge
Forth Rail Bridge
image © Adrian Welch

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