Market Street Buildings Photos, Architects, Redevelopment, Gap Site Proposals, Projects Images

Market St Edinburgh Architecture

Edinburgh Old Town Development, Scotland – Buildings + Architects

4 June 2021
Market Street hotel building in the Old Town
Market Street hotel building Edinburgh Old Town
photograph © Adrian Welch

25 Apr 2016

Market Street Hotel Building Edinburgh

3 Jun 2014

Market Street Gap Site

Market Street Derelict Building

New photos of the empty building opposite the Fruitmarket Gallery, an eyesore close to the heart of the Edinburgh World Heritage Site:

Market Street Derelict Building
photographs © Isabelle Lomholt, 2014

A few years back this site was earmarked for a Edinburgh Science Centre, with detailed proposals by Reaich and Hall, architects.

Market Street Derelict Building

It is not the only dreary-looking boarded up building in town: over on the south east side of Leith street we have a lovely terrace, on Baxter’s Place, that once had redevelopment plans by gm+ad architects, but now sadly lying stagnant.

Market Street Derelict Building

1 Mar 2013

Market Street Development

Market Street Information Centre

Edinburgh development hub plan for Market St site: Architect Leslie Howson has created plans for an urban information centre to be built at the gap site on Market Street.

Leslie Howson has submitted his proposal to Edinburgh City Council for a hub where people can study the city’s architectural heritage, and view plans for major projects like the trams scheme.

The urban designer has visited a similar centre in Milan, Italy.

He has created 3D models for the building and said it was a critical move given the Capital’s Old and New towns were classed as a World Heritage Site.

The proposed site is opposite the rear entrance to Waverley station.

Leslie Howson said: “Information about proposed changes to the city of Edinburgh, in particular with regards to what I term ‘high impact developments’, is not in my opinion readily available.”

Market Street Edinburgh


Jun 2001

The latest projects to create a stir include the Jeffrey Street and Market Street buildings by Allan Murray Architects and Reiach & Hall Architects respectively. Other issues such as the long-overdue submission for the GPO Building and the ‘C&A’ scheme on Princes Street have been less trumpeted, and the lack of publicity given to the redevelopment of the Royal Infirmary on Lauriston Place by Foster & Partners conceals a scheme with major impact potential on our city. Fosters were also involved with the Lattice Property masterplan for the gasometers site at Granton: the possibility that this land may be up for sale obviously may lead to a lesser-quality masterplanner coming on board.

Ticking along in the background is the Ocean Terminal which – whether seen from close-up or from Arthur’s Seat – makes a huge impact on the city’s built environment. We eagerly await release of images for the Terry Farrell Edinburgh and Holmes Partneship schemes, both part of the Conran & Partners masterplan for Leith Western Harbour.

Housing was the them of this year’s RIAS Conference at Dundee and with the development of the ‘South-East Wedge’ and Granton / Leith waterfronts the issue of housing design quality is a high priority. The ecologically-orientated Slateford Green Housing by Hackland & Dore, current high-density work by Richard Murphy Architects at Cramond and the Holyrood Projects by the likes of Ungless & Latimer and E&F Maclachlan should all provide good models for these new schemes.

One suspects though that unless prodded and cajoled, the developers will litter these huge new tracts of land with ‘Noddyland Baronial’: good masterplanning and a proactive attitude from the Planning Department are vital; a range of imaginative architects will help. Let’s keep the pressure up to ensure that Clients choose the procurement methods most conducive to creating good architecture.

Edinburgh Market Street Building Designs

Contemporary Market Street Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Fruitmarket Gallery, 29 Market St
Date built: 1991
Design: Richard Murphy Architects
Fruitmarket Gallery
image from architects
Fruitmarket Gallery
Refurbishment to form new art gallery & café in building at south edge of Waverley Station.

Reiach and Hall Architects
Science Centre, Market St, not yet on site (2004)

Edinburgh Science Centre

Scottish Capital Building Designs

Scottish Capital Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Buildings close by to Market street:

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Scottish Storytelling Centre
photograph © Adrian Welch

Calton Gate
Caltongate Buildings
image : ANTA architecture

Scottish Parliament
Scottish Parliament
picture © Keith Hunter

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