West Holyrood Masterplan, Edinburgh University Old Town, John Hope Architect

Holyrood Masterplan, Edinburgh : Architecture

Old Town Redevelopment by John Hope, Architect

West Holyrood Masterplan

Masterplan elements: shops, offices, flats, cafes, bars, sports centre, gallery, academic buildings
Other facilities: underground parking, gardens
Architect: John Hope
Campus owners: Edinburgh University
Location: mostly between Royal Mile & Holyrood Road but also on south side of Holyrood Road
Key building on the site: Chessel’s Court, 17th century tenements, A-listed

Edinburgh City Council planners recommending approval Mar 2007

The Royal Fine Arts Commission strongly endorsed plans

Historic Scotland have strong concerns over the size of many of the proposed buildings

Due for demolition:
Chessel’s Land, St Mary’s Land, Weir’s Land buildings

North Holyrood – News Update
North Holyrood
building: photo © Adrian Welch sep 2006

Last building on site at North Holyrood, adj. The Tun, Frank Spratt site behind The Clocktower: Offices by 3D Architects

Bakehouse Close, Holyrood
Bakehouse Close
building: photo © Adrian Welch sep 2006

North Holyrood
The area to the south of the Canongate was masterplanned by Edinburgh-based architect John Hope who selected mainly young design-led practices to participate in its re-development. The North Holyrood Masterplan has few detractors and is widely viewed in Edinburgh as a successful model for marrying the new to the old.

West Holyrood Masterplan context : Royal Mile

North Holyrood initial building : Royal Fine Arts Commission
Old Town
building photo © Adrian Welch

Holyrood Park House
photograph frm architects

Caltongate Buildings
image : ANTA architecture

Buildings adjacent to the North Holyrood Masterplan

Scottish Parliament
Scottish Parliament
picture © Keith Hunter

Dynamic Earth
Dynamic Earth Edinburgh
photo © Adrian Welch

Palace of Holyroodhouse
Palace of Holyroodhouse
picture © Adrian Welch

West Holyrood Masterplan: John Hope, Architect
Masterplan : shops, offices, flats, new academic buildings, gardens
owners: Edinburgh University
Location: between Royal Mile & Holyrood Rd


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